Deaf Spotlight: Wonder Woman Stunt-double Kitty O’Neil
ASL Deafined Blog D Kitty O’Neil lost her hearing at 5 months old. O’Neil was a stunt-double in the original Wonder Woman series in the 1970s doing stunts for Lynda Carter and was the first woman to work for Stunts Unlimited, a hollywood stunt-double agency. She also did stunts in Smokey and the Bandit II, The Blues Brothers and The […]
Fri, Jul 26 2019
Thank You, Harlan Lane
ASL Deafined Blog Harlan Lane, a hearing psychologist and advocate for the Deaf community, passed away on July 13th at the age of 82. Lane was a University Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. He also founded the Center for Research in Hearing, Speech, and Language. His research focused on Deaf […]
Fri, Jul 19 2019
Deafie Spotlight: Daniel Durant!
ASL Deafined Blog Daniel Durant was born deaf in Detroit and spent his childhood in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended mainstream schools until the 8th grade, when he began going to the Minnesota State School for the Deaf. He attended both RIT and Gallaudet University before heading to LA to join the Deaf West Theatre production of Cyrano. He […]
Thu, Jul 11 2019
You Can Now Use ASLdeafined To Find Local Deaf Events!
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined.com now features a Calendar of Deaf Events, which range from local Deaf coffee’s to international expos! Don’t see your local meetups on here? You can submit any and all events HERE! What kind of events are we looking for? -Deaf Coffee -Deaf Expos -Workshops/Interpreter Training -ASL Bingo Nights -Clubs -More!
Thu, Jun 27 2019
Deaf Spotlight: Ryan Lane
ASL Deafined Blog You may not know the name right away, but if you’re a fan of Switched at Birth you will immediately recognize this week’s deafie! Ryan Lane was born to a hearing family in California and graduated from the California School of the Deaf, Riverside. Lane got his start when director David Risotto saw his picture and […]
Fri, Jun 21 2019
5 Reasons You Should Be Using ASLdeafined (#5 is BRAND NEW!)
ASL Deafined Blog Learning American Sign Language is as fun as it is rewarding, but not all textbooks are created equal (especially online)! Take a look at why ASLdeafined continues to be the #1 Online ASL Video Textbook.No Deaf People Are Harmed In The Making Of Our Videos. 1. We use Deaf ASL Experts.All of our videos feature […]
Fri, Jun 14 2019
Deaf People in History: Dummy Hoy!
ASL Deafined Blog Hoy grew up in Ohio and attended the Ohio School for the Deaf after contracting meningitis at the age of three. While owning a shoe repair store and playing baseball on the weekends for his local team, he was the third deaf player to be picked up for the Major Leagues after signing with the […]
Fri, Jun 07 2019
We LOVE Our Teachers, And We’re Always Here To Help!
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined began when a teacher wanted a better Sign Language curriculum for his students; one that could be consistently updated and provide 24/7 support, and wouldn’t break a school’s budget. Our goal today is still all about the teachers. We want to provide everything we can to make sure your students love learning ASL and to make […]
Fri, May 31 2019
Deaf History Spotlight: Laura Redden Searing
ASL Deafined Blog Laura Redden Searing: Deaf Poet and Journalist! Searing became deaf after a bout with spinal meningitis at the age of eleven in 1851. She was lucky to have supportive parents who learned Sign Language along with their daughter, and she eventually attended the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton. In 1857 Searing began submitting […]
Fri, May 24 2019
Navigating Our Dictionary
ASL Deafined Blog Dictionary Navigation Hello and welcome back to ASLdeafined’s blog! Today’s post will cover all areas regarding our Dictionary. First let’s start off where to find this feature. On our website, go to the home page and select the tab, Dictionary. Once that tab is selected you will see a search page with “ASL Dictionary” on […]
Sun, May 19 2019
Deaf History Spotlight: James Burke
ASL Deafined Blog James Burke was a boxer from England in the 19th century, and was also completely deaf. At a whopping six-foot two-inches tall and two-hundred pounds he trained near the River Thames and was feared by opponents. And no wonder! In 1833 he spared with Irish boxer Simon Byrne in the English Heavyweight Championships and finally […]
Fri, May 17 2019
ASLdeafined Mobile App – Learn On The Go!
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined has never been more accessible: Not only can you learn more than 16,000 signs on your computer at home, work, and school… you can also access our site for FREE with our mobile app! Whether you’re a student, teacher, or a parent learning sign language for their child, anyone that has […]
Thu, May 09 2019
“You’re deaf? How do you drive?!”
ASL Deafined Blog A Satire by Jenna V. Deaf people living in India have recently gained the right to drive, and I wanted to answer some questions regarding us ‘dangerous’ deaf motorists! Here is a list of FAQs that I get about driving, and my response: 1. So… you’re deaf. How do you get to work? Well since […]
Thu, May 02 2019
Deaf in the NFL – 3 Football Players that Made it Happen
ASL Deafined Blog Fullback Derrick Coleman signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. Coleman has been deaf since he was three years old and played for UCLA in college. In addition to the Cardinals, Coleman has played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. He even went to the Superbowl with the Seahawks (2015) and has starred […]
Fri, Apr 26 2019
Deaf News This Week: 4/26/2019
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Thu, Apr 25 2019
Psst… We’re on Groupon now.
ASL Deafined Blog ASLdeafined is dedicated to helping everyone learn American Sign Language, so we’ve worked with Groupon to bring the #1 Online ASL Curriculum right to your device! Click HERE to be redirected to ASLdeafined on Groupon.com!
Fri, Apr 19 2019
Deaf People in History: Dummy Hoy!
ASL Deafined Blog Baseball season is HERE and we are nearing the end of Deaf History Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about William “Dummy” Hoy! Hoy grew up in Ohio and attended the Ohio School for the Deaf after contracting meningitis at the age of three. While owning a shoe repair store and playing baseball […]
Thu, Apr 11 2019
Handshape of the Week: L!
ASL Deafined Blog The L-Handshape involves extending the thumb and index fingers in the shape of the letter ‘L’, as shown below in the the sign for LAW! Other signs that use the L-handshape include: Lethargic Library Longer Lord Loyal Lutheran Mountain Dew Necklace Pipe
Fri, Apr 05 2019
Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!
ASL Deafined Blog There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]
Fri, Mar 29 2019
Handshape of the Week: K!
ASL Deafined Blog The K-handshape (or P-Handshape) shows the thumb between the (extended) index and middle fingers, as shown in the sign for PEOPLE! Other signs that use the K-Handshape are: Brand Emperor Fail Fall Short Flunk Keep Kind Kindergarten King
Thu, Mar 28 2019
FAQs of Deaf Life (Funny)
ASL Deafined Blog Wanted to ask that odd question to that random deaf guy in the store, but felt too awkward to talk to a stranger? Well scroll down and see if it’s here! 1. “IT’S SO NICE TO ME-ET YOU! :D” AH! Nice to meet you too! But there’s no need to yell- just talk at an […]
Fri, Mar 22 2019
Handshape of the Week: I!
ASL Deafined Blog The I-handshape is easy- Just hold up your pinky! Here is the I-handshape in the sign for INDEPENDENCE: Other signs that use the I-handshape are: Concept Consider Cord Covetous Deaf Institution Disease Emaciated Envious Envy Final Green
Thu, Mar 21 2019
DEAF PRESIDENT NOW: THE PROTEST “HEARD” AROUND THE WORLD
ASL Deafined Blog March 13th marked the 41st anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? “We Still Have a Dream” banner, via dsausa.org In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. […]
Thu, Mar 14 2019
Handshape of the Week: H!
ASL Deafined Blog --- FUN! Other signs that use the H-handshape include: Funny Gain Guiltless Hamster Hard of hearing Hare Haste Hawaii Heave
Thu, Mar 14 2019
Handshape of the Week: G!
ASL Deafined Blog The G-Handshape shows about an inch between the thumb and index finger, as shown in the sign for GREEN. Other words that use the G-handshape include: BananaGeometryGuiltyJapanJewelryNewspaperRumorsThin ThroatTurkey
Thu, Mar 07 2019
Deafie of the Week: Sean Berdy
ASL Deafined Blog Time for a little nostalgia as we take you back to one of the most classic movies, The Sandlot 2. Sean Berdy made his acting debut in this movie, portraying the character Sammy Samuelson. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then maybe you’d remember the infamous Emmett Blesdoe of Switched At Birth; Bay’s initial love-interest and son of Melody […]
Fri, Mar 01 2019
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