The Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D&HH) and Covid-19

Holly Smith, ASLdeafined Director of Communications, November 2020 It is no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a number of new experiences for the world population. Several months into the health crisis much has been shared by many about the adjustments to daily life. One of the emerging themes across all nations and […]

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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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Are You Up-To-Date?

This vintage biography by Etta Degering, entitled GALLAUDET, Friend of the Deaf, may quite rightfully be judged by its cover. The obviously outdated design and condition of this book, first published in 1964, is unlikely to interest the modern reader. We are featuring it in our blog post today as an analogy for those who […]

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Running Out of Time

It is a rare day in this modern world when we feel like we actually have some spare time. Many attribute it to the fact that the lines between work and leisure are blurred with the increase in portable technologies that always leave us on call in a way. This can be both a positive […]

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Follow the Sun

Starting to learn a new skill or revisiting one that is rusty can become overwhelming. Whether you have decided to tap dance, take up the piano, do some woodworking or learn American Sign Language, there are times when you will likely feel stalled. David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest, wrote an interesting article about […]

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Fly the ASL Flag!

We couldn’t agree more with Fellini! Language is a different vision of life – quite literally in the case of sign language. Anyone exposed to the beauty of ASL does not easily forget this unique and vital form of communication. So, our post today is just a friendly reminder that Amercian Sign Language deserves its own respected spot […]

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What’s for lunch today?

How about a side of American Sign Language? In case you weren’t already aware, ASLdeafined offers an extensive video vocabulary! If subscribing to one of our lesson packages isn’t quite what you are looking for on the menu today, consider gaining access to our 15,000+ word dictionary for only $6/month! This allows new learners the […]

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The Weekend is on The Way!

The weekend is on the way! Hopefully that means a chance for you to spend some quality time with your family and friends, young and old and in-between. We bet you won’t be surprised if we suggest that you bond over some sign language learning! It has been said that children tend to learn languages much […]

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Don’t Leave Your Learning Out To Dry…

It is a sunny day in our home base of Metro Detroit, Michigan… a perfect time to let your laundry dry on the line. That said, it is not the best idea to leave your American Sign Language learning out to dry. Just like any‪ language, ASL requires practice, so this is a colorful reminder to do some […]

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What is ASLdeafined about?

Education. Communication. Connection. Inclusion. ASLdeafined was founded on the simple philosophy that learning American Sign Language (ASL) is a rewarding way for people to exercise their brain, improve communication with others, make connections with new people and, most importantly, take another step toward a more inclusive world. If you have ever seen ASL in action, there is no denying […]

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