Dummy Hoy: MLB Hotshot!

Posted on Apr 05, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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National Doctor’s Day – Deaf Doctor Phillip Zazove

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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Requested Word Feature – Fantastic Addition to ASLdeafined!

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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Deaf Women in History – International Women’s Day

Posted on Mar 09, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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Ghost: Washington State’s First Deaf Drug Dog!

Posted on Mar 02, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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Captions at the Movies – Nyle DiMarco Speaks Out

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 by paul

  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 […]

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

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 by paul

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. […]

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

Posted on Feb 09, 2018 by paul

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 […]

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