Deaf Popular Culture

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 by paul

In our blogs we have often used the term Deaf Culture, but that takes on a little different meaning if you just add the word “Pop” in between. There are certain very recognizable celebrities in Deaf Pop Culture, such as the famous actress Marlee Matlin, who has starred in a successful film version of Children […]


Deaf Dogs?

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by paul

Perhaps in a future blog entry we will extend the topic of deafness to the animal kingdom. For this entry, we wanted to highlight what the animal kingdom does for the Deaf. As you may have guessed, there are indeed service dogs for the Deaf. Paws with a Cause is one of the organizations that […]


Does Being Deaf Make Sense?

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 by paul

The title of this blog is actually a little play on words, because it is literally about the myth (or perhaps, reality) surrounding the idea that if one sense is missing, others will be enhanced. There are a lot of differing opinions and studies that attempt to address this issue. Rather than attempt to cover […]


Careers of the Deaf

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 by paul

So far recent blogs have briefly highlighted the origins of deafness and touched on family dynamics. Yet, what about where most of us spend the bulk of our time? Work. For hearing people reading this, it is important to remember that deaf people can do anything anyone else can do, except hear. Which means, deaf […]


Family Dynamics for the Deaf

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 by paul

We at ASLdeafined would not presume to know the ins and outs of the family lives of those in the Deaf Community, as it is as varied as anyone’s family structure and experience. Yet, we felt it important to note some of the potentially unique situations that present themselves for the deaf. For example, it […]

Readmore Featured on Channel 4 (WDIV) in Detroit

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 by paul

Get the Flash Player to see this player. ASLdeafined was featured on WDIV Channel 4 in Detroit.  Make sure you turn on your speakers.  Unfortunately, this video is not closed captioned.


How Did All of This Get Started Anyway?

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 by paul

American Sign Language (ASL) would not exist if there were no need. Perhaps those of you outside the Deaf Community have sometimes wondered how people become deaf? Certainly there are a variety of conditions and situations that can lead to such things, but there are a few worth mentioning when answering that question. As you […]



Posted on Jun 11, 2012 by paul

Our last few blogs had to do with taking advantage of online tutoring and hopefully inspiring you through humor to finally learn American Sign Language. Yet, let’s say you already know American Sign Language as a deaf person in a hearing world… what then? Many of you may have wondered how deaf people arrange interpreters […]


TOP 10 REASONS to LEARN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (and encourage your friends to too!)

Posted on Jun 09, 2012 by paul

10. You can have a conversation across a room during a meeting or some other boring event and no one will know. 9. You can gossip about people right in front of them and they won’t be the wiser. 8. You can sign underwater with a fellow (signing) scuba diver. 7. How else will you […]


LIVE ONLINE TUTORING! Coming to a computer near you…

Posted on Jun 04, 2012 by paul

Since we just released the news that we have now gone mobile, it seems appropriate to blog about something even more exciting… our American Sign Language online tutoring program! This is a unique opportunity for ASL learners to connect live with an expert. Now you can accelerate your progress with our website lessons by working […]

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