ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – #DeafOutLoud, Sean Berdy, & More

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 8/17/2018   “Born This Way” To Show #DeafOutLoud Special A&E is preparing to add another disability to the spotlight in their hit show Born This Way, broadcasting a special dedicated to the lives of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals. A quick look into this special (shown in this video here) fills us with […]

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ASLdeafined Newsletter – Study Tips, Girls Scouts, & More

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 8/10/18   Studying with ASLdeafined Whether you’re a newbie to our site or a seasoned senior, you’ll definitely be able to take advantage of some of our best study tips this week! Learning American Sign Language can be easy and fun if you focus and learn one sign at a time. […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Back2School Prep, Marlee Matlin, & More!

Posted on Aug 03, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 8/3/2018     Almost Time for School! It’s that time of year again- shopping endless Back2School sales, helping to stock up the tissues for the classroom, and getting ready to get back to those awesome ASL classes! Some of you may already be back in school, but luckily ASLdeafined has you […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Baby Sign Language, Nyle DiMarco, and More!

Posted on Jul 27, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 7/27/2018 Baby Sign Language & You Want your child to get a head start? Whether your baby is deaf or can hear “baby sign language” has been proven to have it’s benefits. Infants as young as six-months-old can understand basics signs, and can sign right back to you just a month […]

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Weekly Newsletter – Starbucks, Laurent Clerc, & More

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 7/20/2018   Starbucks Announces ‘Signing Store’ in Washington D.C. Starbucks has been really focusing on the Deaf community in recent years. We’ve all seen the viral videos about their Deaf-made Sign Language aprons and even video drive-thrus that cater specifically to the deaf. This week they’ve announced it’s newest store to open […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – ADA, Lou Ferrigno, & More!

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 7/13/2018 What Should be Captioned Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Last week we turned our spotlight to Netflix, who recently acknowledged the lack of adequacy in it’s closed captioning for a variety of shows. Viewers complained that popular shoes such as Queer Eye had captions that were just plain […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Netflix Captioning, CJ Jones, & More!

Posted on Jul 06, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 7/6/2018 Netflix Fails To Provide Accurate Captions Netflix might be your favorite streaming service, but they definitely aren’t our favorite captioners. Netflix admitted recently to having captions that are subpar: missing phrases, poorly timed captioning, profanity censored despite the actor’s voice not being ‘bleeped out’, and even plain mis-captioning videos. Several […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Climbing The Avalanche, Chuck Baird, & More!

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 by paul

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 6/29/2018 What? You’re Starting A Newsletter? You betcha! Every week the ASLdeafined blog will be highlighting the latest in Deaf news, as well as any and all changes to the ASLdeafined Online Sign Language Curriculum. These newsletters will also contain weekly spotlights featuring renowned Deaf historical figures and events, and “Handshape […]

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RIP Koko, The Signing Gorilla

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 by paul

The Gorilla Foundation has sadly reported that Koko, the gorilla famed for using American Sign Language to communicate, has passed Tuesday morning in her sleep. Koko, a Western Lowland Gorilla, was born on the 4th of July in 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo. She became a key subject for research regarding the emotional and […]

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Customer Service for the Deaf: Break the Barrier

Posted on Jun 07, 2018 by paul

A story was recently covered by The Daily Moth about a Deaf couple that was teased by KFC employees in Byram, Mississippi. After the couple noticed the store was drive-through only, they communicated verbally over the loudspeaker that they would pull ahead to read the lips of the employees. The staff proceeded to cover their […]

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