Deaf News This Week: Jameela Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by paul

Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role Actress Jameela Jamil, currently on NBC’s The Good Place, recently refused to fill a role best fit for a deaf actress. Jamil tells the Press Association, “[I]t wouldn’t be appropriate for me to take that role and they should find a brilliant deaf woman to play that role. I think […]

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Deafie of the Week: Chuck Baird!

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by paul

Chuck Baird, Artist     Chuck Baird was born deaf and fluent in ASL, receiving an education rich in Sign Language from the Kansas School of the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). After graduating from RIT Baird worked with the National Theater of the Deaf as a set-painter, and as […]

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Handshape of the Week: W!

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by paul

The W-Handshape   The W-handshape involves touching your thumb and pinky while keeping the remaining fingers extended, as shown below in the sign for WATER!   Other signs that use the W-handshape include: Microwave Run (water) Washington State Weather Wednesday West Western Wine

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Handshape of the Week: N!

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by paul

The N-Handshape   The N-handshape consists of the thumb between the middle and ring fingers, as shown below in the sign for NEPHEW!   Other signs that use the N-handshape include: Bargain Common Conventional Discuss Haggle Impartial Natural Negotiate Negotiation Unusual Neutral Niece Noncommittal Normal North Northern Nurse Ordinary Standard Typical

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Deafie of the Week: Sean Forbes!

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by paul

  Sean Forbes: Deaf and Loud   Want to add some new music to your playlist? Sean Forbes is a rapper who grew up around his musician parents and fell in love. He started with a drum set at the age of five and quickly grew to love rock ‘n’ roll, but ultimately found his […]

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Deaf News: Movie Theaters Strike Again!

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by paul

Movie Theaters and Closed Captioning… Again!            You see the latest commercials for Aquaman and arrange a nice night out; a good movie, some overpriced popcorn, and maybe even recliner seats if your theater is cool enough. You buy your tickets, wait ten minutes for your CaptionView stick (because only one […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – The Brazilian First Lady, Clarisa Vollmar, and more!

Posted on Jan 04, 2019 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 1/4/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR!   First Lady of Brazil Signs During Inauguration President Bolsonaro was sworn in two days ago in Brazil, but his wife Michele really stood out. She used Sign Language to communicate a message to the Deaf community within Brazil, and to show the country she cares. “I would […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: The Harlem Globetrotters, Juliette Gordon Low, and more!

Posted on Dec 28, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/28/2018   Harlem Globetrotters Visit Deaf School The Harlem Globetrotters, a famous basketball team known for their impressive skills and charity, visited the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf in New York last week. One of the basketball players identifies as a CODA, a child of a deaf adult, and […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Lou Ferrigno, Shaheem Sanchez, and More!

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/21/2018   Lou Ferrigno Hospitalized Lou Ferrigno, known best as the original Incredible Hulk and weightlifting star, was admitted to the hospital after a pneumonia shot left fluid in his bicep. Ferrigno tweeted, “Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep. I’ll be ok […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: The Best Stocking Stuffer, Thomas Edison, and More!

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 12/14/2018   Tis The Season For American Sign Language Last week we talked about Deaf Santas and how they help deaf children everywhere tell ol’ St. Nick what they’d like under the tree, so this week let’s talk gifts! If you love learning Sign Language with us and would love to […]

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