ASLdeafined.com New Features and Deaf Experts!

I am thrilled to tell you about some major upgrades to ASLdeafined.com that happened August 15, 2016. ASLdeafined has been undergoing an “Extreme” makeover during the exhaustive past four months.  These changes are now live.  The results are spectacular, and I am very pleased to share this announcement with you.  I want to invite you to review the results, as some of […]

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Follow the Sun

Starting to learn a new skill or revisiting one that is rusty can become overwhelming. Whether you have decided to tap dance, take up the piano, do some woodworking or learn American Sign Language, there are times when you will likely feel stalled. David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest, wrote an interesting article about […]

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Deaf Culture #8

How do you reference a person who is not in the same room while you are signing? (Point to a specific location in front of you)? If the person that you are referring to is not in the room, you can point to a specific location in front of you.  By doing so you “set […]

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How Did All of This Get Started Anyway?

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 […]

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Give the Gift of Learning

Those of you who are learning to communicate with others who cannot hear are very special individuals.  And, during this Holiday Season, you may know of other friends and family members who would like to learn American Sign Language, also. Because of this, ASLdeafined offers Gift Certificates year-round, for a variety of special occasions.  Gift […]

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Myths About American Sign Language (ASL)

Myth #1:  American Sign Language is Universal. American Sign Language is not universal.  This myth is often shared by the majority of the hearing community.  American Sign Language is learned by the majority of the Deaf community in North America.  In addition, there are other countries that have adopted American Sign Language as their form […]

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American Sign Language Fingerspelling Strategies and Techniques

Using American Sign Language for fingerspelling can be difficult to master. Most people who learn ASL seem to have a problem receptively and expressively with fingerspelling.  Also, many times when a person starts to fingerspell, he/she tenses up and becomes unable to use it properly, while others avoid using fingerspelling altogether, and instead, they invent […]

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