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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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