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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Our New Year’s Resolution – Inclusion

As we ring in the New Year we’re all anxious to start that cleanse and hit the gym, but we’d like to take a minute and think about something else this year: Inclusion. The Deaf community is filled with stories of awkward dinners and relatives they can’t talk to. This year we want to make […]

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FULL vs FED UP – What’s the difference?

We had an interesting question on our Twitter page’s #SignOfTheDay: Can you use the sign for FULL to mean FED UP?       Our handy-dandy experts say… YES! This sign can be used to mean both FULL and FED UP. You can avoid confusion by setting up context. For example, you would talk about what […]

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Coming Soon…. The Mobile App for ASLdeafined!

  That’s right- after several years of bring the best ASL online textbook to your school and your home, we are bringing it right to your smartphone!                                                          […]

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Same, But DIfferent: Variations for the Word COMPUTER

Accents develop in most languages and sign language is no exception: Countries that use American Sign Language include the United States, Canada, and even the Philippines! Different countries, states, and even towns will have their own signs mixed within ASL. How cool is that? The sign for COMPUTER particularly varies a lot. Check out seven different […]

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ASL Tip- Don’t forget your facial expressions!

American Sign Language is an amazing and expressive language- but if you don’t “show it” your signing will fall flat! Let’s take the sign for HAPPY, for example. If you don’t sign it with a smile then you may convey a sarcastic tone. Try it like Mindy! Your facial expressions don’t just provide context, they […]

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Lauching our New Twitter Daily #SignOfTheDay

ASLdeafined has a growing Twitter presence and they all love the same thing: ASL videos! That’s why we are now launching #SignOfTheDay on Twitter!  With #SignOfTheDay not only will you get a sneak peak into our ever-growing video dictionary, but you’ll also learn a new sign in ASL everyday! How cool is that? Today we […]

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Why is our ASL Dictionary the BEST?

You’re desperate to finish that ASL homework… or maybe that sign is on the tip of your ‘fingers’- either way you need that sign NOW! So why choose ASLdeafined?  16,000+ Videos: Our video dictionary contains vocabulary from our lessons, variations of those signs, and even requested words from anyone that learns with us! Variations for […]

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Top 15 Reasons Why People Join ASLdeafined.com

Here are the top 15 reasons why people join ASLdeafined.com 15.  To learn to communicate with co-workers. 14.  To become an interpreter for the Deaf. 13.  To learn about Deaf culture. 12.  To get better at receptive skills. 11.  To have 24/7 access  to ASL. 10.  To practice ASL handshapes. 9.  To become fluent at ASL. […]

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Ask A Deafie: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

One of our Deaf instructors, Jenna, has taken some time to answer a few questions she’s just plain tired of hearing. (Get it?!) 1. IT’S SO NICE TO ME-ET YOU! 😀 AH! Nice to meet you too! But there’s no need to yell- just talk at an even pace and try not to mumble. 2. […]

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