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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Rejuvenate your ASL Program with ASLdeafined!

The impressive and growing popularity of American Sign Language is sweeping the nation and schools are desperate to keep up with student demand- but are they choosing the best curriculum? Ask yourself these questions:   1. What materials are used?  A standard ASL curriculum includes some books and few DVDs with demonstrations of ASL at […]

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The Importance of Qualified Interpreters

A video has gone viral about an “interpreter” that was seen in a Manatee County emergency broadcast in Florida: As you can see from the captions, this isn’t exactly easy to understand- right? This is probably a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Conveniently, Manatee County offers a PDF available on their webpage here where they […]

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It’s the WEEKEND…. and we have ASL homework.

“I have all this homework due Monday but the book is… well it’s a book. It’s hard to know if I’m signing correctly! I just started the semester and I’m already behind! What should I do?” -AnonGirl We found this common problem on a forum recently- A lot of ASL curricula these days use two-dimensional […]

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The School Bell is About to Ring…

Will you be ready when the bell rings the first day of school? ASLdeafined is here to help you by answering some recent questions from our users.   We would like to share our responses to the most recent questions. Is it true that ASLdeafined has lessons plans for all of their lessons?  Yes.  This is […]

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Teacher Lesson Plans – FREE

Hello fellow teachers.  Are you ready for another school year?  At ASLdeafined, we are ready to help you make it a WONDERFUL school year.  We just added teacher plans to all of our 200+ lessons online. Everyone that has a teacher account will be able to view the lesson plans, which are directly above the […]

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ASL vs BSL – Turtles!

This week we celebrated Turtle Day! We LOVE the sign for turtle in ASL- that cute little shell! – but did you know the sign for turtle is JUST as cute in British Sign Language?   We sign this (ASL):   Our neighbors across the pond sign the word turtle like this: http://www.signbsl.com/sign/turtle It looks […]

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“You’re deaf? How do you drive?!”

A Satire by Jenna V.   Deaf people living in India have recently gained the right to drive, and I wanted to answer some questions regarding us ‘dangerous’ deaf motorists! Here is a list of FAQs that I get about driving, and my response:   1. So… you’re deaf. How do you get to work?  Well since […]

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Questions Often Asked to a Sign Language Interpreter

As an interpreter, many questions are asked by the general public.  Which some are shocking to me.  And, looking back, it shouldn’t be so surprising that people who are not familiar with Deaf culture I wanted to share some of these questions with you… Are you Deaf? This question gets asked a lot.  It is […]

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ASLdeafined’s Video Dictionary has Reached over 16,000 words…

On ASLdeafined, our video dictionary has now reached over 16,000 words signed by Deaf experts.  Also, we just tripled the size of the video screen.  I believe they can almost see our video dictionary screen from Space.  If by chance you cannot find a word you need, we will be glad to provide it for you.  Simply click […]

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