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News This Week: ASL Direct comes to New York, and more!

New York Becomes 1st City to use ASL Direct During the hurricanes last year a video went viral about a faux interpreter in Manatee County, Florida who warned us about the dangers of pizza and bears and monsters (oh my!). Thanks to incidents like these, other cities started thinking about developing a way for the […]


Deaf in the NFL – 3 Football Players that Made it Happen

Fullback Derrick Coleman recently sign with the Arizona Cardinals: 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 in […]


Teacher Appreciation Week – Questions By Teachers, For Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and our favorite teachers are (of course) the ASL teachers! Teachers like us back, too: ASLdeafined is the #1 Online ASL Textbook used by teachers across America for only $12 per student a year! Here’s a list of cool features for teachers, along with some frequently asked questions!  Sign variations in the […]


Interpreters Gone Viral: National Interpreter Appreciation Day

May 2nd was National Interpreter Appreciation Day! Interpreters are so important for the Deaf community- They help spread a love of Sign Language and serve as a bridge between the deaf and hearing worlds. Without interpreters, us ‘deafies’ would have a bit of a hard time (especially in medical and educational settings) so be sure […]


World Penguin Day! – Our Top 5 Favorite Animal Signs

It’s World Penguin Day, and we just LOVE the sign for penguin! Here’s our top 5 favorite animal signs: Penguin – Who doesn’t love a well-dressed animal? Monkey – It’s easy to see why this one’s a favorite! Cat – What can we say? They’re just so furry! Squirrel – Fans of ‘Switched at Birth’ with recognize this one! […]


Deaf Uber Driver Goes Viral

The deaf can do anything…including drive for Uber! Recently, a deaf man named Onur has been sweeping the internet after a rider posted a picture of a note on the back of his seat (see left): It explains that he’s deaf and all communication needs to be through text or written notes. He even mentions […]


5 Signs For Your Baby/Toddler

Did you know that babies can learn simply signs at around six months old? Teaching Sign Language to your baby or toddlers can give them a head start in their language skills, reduce tantrums related to communication barriers, and may even give them better grades in school! Go ahead and give these five basic signs […]


Dummy Hoy: MLB Hotshot!

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 […]


National Doctor’s Day – Deaf Doctor Phillip Zazove

Dr. Phillip Zazove has bean deaf for most of his life, but that never stopped him from chasing his dreams of becoming a doctor! Dr. Zazove graduated from Washington University as the third deaf American physician, knows sign language, and mostly caters to deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. His studies were hard, but he kept at […]


Deaf/deaf/HoH – What’s The Difference?

We’re almost halfway through Deaf History Month- It’s time to talk about what it means to be deaf! People with hearing loss (or deaf gain) around the world can be grouped into the following three identities: deaf The word ‘deaf’ (no capitalization) means only one thing: They can’t hear. When ‘deaf’ is not capitalized it […]