A Peak Into Our Dictionary

You get what you pay for- but what are you paying for? Here’s what you get for just $6 a month! 1. More than 16,000 videos. ASLdeafined.com is regularly updated to add more to this already massive video dictionary, and every video is signed by a real Deaf individual. You aren’t just getting more… you’re getting the […]

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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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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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A New Homepage for ASLdeafined.com

Whoa! We did it. Finally, ASLdeafined.com underwent an Extreme Makeover. I cannot wait for you to see it. Not only are the videos recorded by Deaf experts, but also added new features. One of the features is about “handshapes”. Once you login into ASLdeafined.com, you will see a tab on the Navigation bar that says “handshapes”. Click on any one that is listed there. You will see a list of words with that particular handshape. This is a cool feature, and one of the 5 perimeters of learning American Sign Language.

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Put yourself in our hands…

It would be remiss if an organization founded on the idea of building connections between communities did not acknowledge that the United States finds itself in a reportedly divided time, as is often the case during Presidential Election years. Yet, it would be equally irresponsible to chime in with opinions. That is not what we […]

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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 #7

The signs for male “gender” are: The “masculine” area of the face is near the forehead.  There are mixed theories on the reason for this, some saying that it is because men tend to be taller than women, and others say that it starts with the sign for “boy” (resembling the brim of a baseball […]

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Deaf Culture #4

Cochlear Implants are widely accepted by the Deaf community? This is false, but it can be a confusing issue.  While people with Cochlear Implants are widely accepted in the Deaf community, the decision to implant yourself or your child is not accepted.  The practice of getting an implant is rejected because of what it represents.  […]

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Deaf Culture #1

Is American Sign Language universal? A common assumption about American Sign Language is that it is universal. This is, in fact, false. Just as spoken language has many variations, so does sign language. Many of the variations are members of related families of languages and many are independent of any other influences. Some of the […]

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Changing Times = Changing Signs!

First, we’re back! August was a bit of a vacation month with exciting things happening at ASLdeafined, which you’ll be hearing about via our upcoming newsletter and blogs. Meanwhile though, did you know that American Sign Language, just with any other language, changes over time? This can really Jargogle people, especially first time learners. But […]

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