5 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Dictionary

Our dictionary, consisting of THOUSANDS of videos, holds a few hidden secrets:   1. Sign variations and synonyms are shown at the bottom of each video. We have links to sign variations right at the bottom of the video! You can also find synonyms here.   2. You can add words to a list for review […]

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Study Tool Feature: Slow-Mo!

“GAH! This video is way too fast!! I’ve watched it 1,000 times! HELP!” Don’t worry! ASLdeafined has a handy-dandy feature to help you out: If you find a video is a bit fast, just select the box in the upper-left hand corner of the video and BOOM- you’re in business! Check out how helpful it is for […]

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Handshape Review – ‘C’

American Sign Language has many attributes and parameters.  Some of these parameters include location, handshapes, non manual markers, etc.  Today, we are going to take a look at handshapes.  Handshapes can get tricky at times- and today we are going to focus on the ‘C’ handshape! For a quick review, here are ten signs that use […]

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Interpreter Training Program Students

It is only right to recognize all of the future Interpreter Training Program (ITP) students.  I would like to thank them for considering the interpreting profession. Across the United States, we are in desperate need of interpreters.  I am so grateful for students who want to become interpreters for the Deaf.  And, even though many […]

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Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!

There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]

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Vlog – LGBT Signs

Jenna took some time to show you guys some LGBT-friendly signs! Take a Look!

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The Telephone Game: A Hidden Retention Exercise

Why Play? Learning American Sign Languages has it’s challenges, and luckily there are fun ways to practice! A student’s retention, or their ability to understand ASL, can be a toughie to develop. Good thing we have “The Telephone Game!” How To Play: All students should line up in two rows, facing away from the Judge (teacher […]

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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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