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Deaf Spotlight: Ryan Lane

You may not know the name right away, but if you’re a fan of Switched at Birth you will immediately recognize this week’s deafie!  Ryan Lane was born to a hearing family in California and graduated from the California School of the Deaf, Riverside. Lane got his start when director David Risotto saw his picture and […]


5 Reasons You Should Be Using ASLdeafined (#5 is BRAND NEW!)

Learning American Sign Language is as fun as it is rewarding, but not all textbooks are created equal (especially online)! Take a look at why ASLdeafined continues to be the #1 Online ASL Video Textbook.No Deaf People Are Harmed In The Making Of Our Videos. 1. We use Deaf ASL Experts.All of our videos feature […]



Deaf People in History: Dummy Hoy!

Hoy grew up in Ohio and attended the Ohio School for the Deaf after contracting meningitis at the age of three. While owning a shoe repair store and playing baseball on the weekends for his local team, he was the third deaf player to be picked up for the Major Leagues after signing with the […]




We LOVE Our Teachers, And We’re Always Here To Help!

ASLdeafined began when a teacher wanted a better Sign Language curriculum for his students; one that could be consistently updated and provide 24/7 support, and wouldn’t break a school’s budget. Our goal today is still all about the teachers. We want to provide everything we can to make sure your students love learning ASL and to make […]



Deaf History Spotlight: Laura Redden Searing

Laura Redden Searing: Deaf Poet and Journalist! Searing became deaf after a bout with spinal meningitis at the age of eleven in 1851. She was lucky to have supportive parents who learned Sign Language along with their daughter, and she eventually attended the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton. In 1857 Searing began submitting […]