Lipreading…Easy?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 by paul

Earlier we spoke about general myths that many have about the deaf, and one area that people tend to have misunderstandings about is lipreading. As one might imagine, it is a very difficult skill to master. For starters, 60% of the English language is simply not visible on the lips, which places one attempting to […]

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Certified American Sign Language Interpreters

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 by paul

There are definite advantages to learning sign language for anyone interested in becoming more involved in the deaf community, but many may not realize the broad range of opportunities for professional interpreters. Much of the public may think that certified interpreters simply sign for speeches or perhaps at a school for the deaf, but there […]

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Myths About American Sign Language

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 by paul

It is easy when you are not a part of a particular subculture to innocently come to believe certain myths about that group. In the case of the deaf, there are some glaring misunderstandings that people may not realize they believe until giving it more thought. One significant myth is that ASL is universal. If […]

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Benefits of Learning American Sign Language (ASL)

Posted on Feb 07, 2012 by paul

There are a wide variety of benefits to learning American Sign Language (ASL). Some might think that there is no point to studying ASL if they are not deaf or do not know others who are. Would it stop you from learning Spanish just because you are not of Spanish decent or have no plans […]

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Features of ASLdeafined

Posted on Feb 06, 2012 by paul

There are numerous American Sign Language websites online.  And, you may not know which website to use.  Here at ASLdeafined, we try to meet the needs of all our users.  Listed below are many of our wonderful features we offer to every subscriber.  If there is something you would like to see on our site, […]

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Sneak Peak of ASLdeafined’s New Homepage

Posted on Feb 03, 2012 by paul

ASLdeafined is getting a homepage makeover.  At ASLdeafined, we are making great changes.  Recently, we hired a deaf staff to provide online tutoring for individuals who seek extra help practicing their ASL skills.  In addition, we continue to add new lessons, features, and content to our site. Please share our information with your friends and […]

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Ways to Practice Your Signing Skills

Posted on Feb 01, 2012 by paul

Although you may feel that you are making some progress, sometimes it is easy to get rusty or run out of ideas for how you can improve your signing skills. Rather than repetitive activities, why not try something new and have fun at the same time? The more straightforward ways would be to watch ASL […]

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ASL Deafined Commercial

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 by paul

There are a countless number of people who need to learn how to communicate with deaf family members. And, there are people that would like to learn American Sign Language for fun.  If you know someone that has a want or passion to learn how to sign, please share our information with them. We offer […]

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What is the Connection Between Loud Music and American Sign Language (ASL)?

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 by paul

Just a few days ago, I was stopped at a traffic light at a busy intersection, when a slightly modified muscle car pulled up beside me.  A hole had been cut through the car’s hood and some air intake piece had been installed.   The motor was making a loud, horrific noise as if we were […]

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American Sign Language (ASL) Connection to the Girl Scouts of America

Posted on Jan 01, 2012 by paul

Happy New Year to all of you, and with that wish, may each of the 365 days in 2012 hold some special meaning for each of you; a phone call from a friend, or family member, or a word of good cheer while you are waiting in a long line of cranky people.  May each […]

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