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 […]

Requested Word Feature – Fantastic Addition to ASLdeafined!

In the ASLdeafined dictionary, there are over 17,000 words and counting.  In fact, we pride ourselves on having the BEST ASL dictionary on the internet.  However, if you are like me, after requesting a word, forgetting what I just requested is inevitable. At ASLdeafined, we have created a way for all of your requested words to be […]

Deaf President Now: The Protest “Heard” Around the World

This past Tuesday, March 13th, marked the 40th anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. At this point not a […]

Deaf Women in History – International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day! It also happens to be Deaf History Month, so let’s take a look at three amazing Deaf women that made an extraordinary impact!    Juliette Gordon Low Did you know that the founder of the Girl Scouts was deaf? Julliette Gordon Low became deaf in early adulthood, but that never […]

Ghost: Washington State’s First Deaf Drug Dog!

The deaf can do anything, including assist law enforcement! Little Ghost was found at just 3 months old with a lot of energy in Florida, and was scheduled to be euthanized after being labelled as “unadoptable”. Lucky for us the Swamp Haven Humane Society searched high and low all over the country until they found […]

Captions at the Movies – Nyle DiMarco Speaks Out

  Nyle DiMarco took to Twitter to complain about the CaptionView devices in theaters, specifically AMC. On Sunday he posted this picture (left), saying “RT (retweet) if you prefer Open Captions instead of this.” Open Captions are captions that are displayed on the movie screen, just like a DVD would, and are widely accepted to […]

This Close – TV Made By The Deaf, For The Deaf

This Valentine’s Day, the new TV Show This Close aired on Sundance Now, staring Deaf actors Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman! This Close is described as a serious comedy that brings light to living as deaf people, both the good and the bad. Ms. Stern and Mr. Feldman play roommates Kate and Michael, who are both deaf. […]

Haven’t checked out our new app yet? Here’s what you’re missing!

Last week, we launched our brand new ASLdeafined Mobile App! If you have an account with us you have free access to the app! If you haven’t downloaded it already, here’s a sneak peak! 1. The app has our entire 16,000+ video dictionary!                   2. All of […]

The Official ASLdeafined Mobile App Has Arrived!

Students, teachers, and social media followers alike have all asked for the same thing since the beginning, “When are you going to get a mobile app?!” Well here you have it: our brand new app is now available on Android and IOS! If you already have an account with us, you get to download the […]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show in ASL?

Did you know captions during live shows are notoriously slow and sometimes non-existent? Jo Rose Benfield will be signing Justin Timberlake’s performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on dpan.tv!  https://dpan.tv/series/dtv-news/episode/super-bowl-news-announcement The Deaf Performing Arts Network annually livestreams the half-time show, paired with an ASL performer or interpreter. Last year infamous terp Amber Galloway Gallego performed for […]