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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Secrets, Secrets, Everywhere!!

Have you ever been in a situation where it felt like everyone knew something that you didn’t?  It was pretty uncomfortable, wasn’t it?  This is the world that Deaf people have to traverse every day.  They are surrounded by people having conversations, sharing information, telling jokes, and they are not included.  This can be an […]

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Deaf Culture #14

All deaf people use Hearing Aides? This is false.  If you have such a profound hearing loss that only the loudest of noises (think close range jumbo jet), a hearing aid would be completely ineffective.  Deaf people can have an extremely wide range of hearing loss, from very little, to profound.  Sometimes the hearing loss […]

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Deaf Culture #13

NTID stands for: National Technical Institute for the Deaf? True! NTID is located in Rochester, New York, and is one of nine colleges within RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology).  Started in 1967, the school’s mission is to give Deaf and Hard of Hearing students a quality education in technological fields.  According to the website, nearly […]

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Deaf Culture #12

It is not unusual for deaf people to have difficulty with the English language? This is true.  The English language is incredibly complex.  We have words that look the same but mean different things, sound the same but are spelled differently, odd rules for pluralizing, and that’s just the beginning!  Add the fact that for […]

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