Deafie of the Week: Sean Berdy

Posted on Mar 01, 2019 by paul

Time for a little nostalgia as we take you back to one of the most classic movies, The Sandlot 2. Sean Berdy made his acting debut in this movie, portraying the character Sammy Samuelson. If that doesn’t ring a bell, then maybe you’d remember the infamous Emmett Blesdoe of Switched At Birth; Bay’s initial love-interest and son of Melody […]

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Handshape of the Week: F!

Posted on Mar 01, 2019 by paul

The F-handshape involves touching the thumb and index fingers together while the remaining fingers are extended, as shown below in the sign for INTERPRETER! Other words that use the F-handshape include: LanguagePerfectCourtPreachPostponeSpiritLinkKeyVolunteerCandidate

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Deafie of the Week: Juliette Gordon Low!

Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by paul

D Did you know that the founder of the Girl Scouts was deaf? Julliette Gordon Low became deaf in early adulthood, but that never stopped her from forming one of the most iconic groups in American! She was raised in Georgia with Southern values, and became inspired by the Boy Scouts. She eventually moved to […]

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Deaf News This Week!

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 by paul

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Handshape of the Week: E!

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 by paul

The E-handshape shows the fingers bent to look like a small ‘e’ from the side, as shown below in the sign for EAST. Other words that use the E-handshape include: Easter Economics Elevator Emergency Emotions Engage Europe Europeans Evaluate Experiment Urgent

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Trump/Beto Rallies And Their Interpreting Fails

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 by paul

  Updates on Trump/Beto Rally Interpreters Updates on Trump/Beto Rally Interpreters Posted by The Daily Moth on Wednesday, February 13, 2019   Captioning is available for this video under settings.  For more stories from The Daily Moth, go to dpan.tv. 

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Handshape of the Week: D!

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 by paul

D-Handshape The D-Hanshape is done by raising the index finger as shown below in the sign for DEAF. Other signs in ASL that use the D-handshape include: Date Dating Democrat Dessert Detroit

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Deafie of the Week: Millicent Simmons!

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by paul

    Millicent made some significant headway into Deaf History with her famed role in The Quiet Place, a horror film which incorporated American Sign Language more than what we are certainly used to. We don’t want to spoil the plot, but we (of course) encourage you to go see the movie and Millicent in action! […]

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New Deaf-Tech: Google Launches Transcription App

Posted on Feb 08, 2019 by paul

Every seasoned deafie knows the benefits (and pains) of using voice-to-text to try and communicate with another person, and now Google is hoping to make it a bit easier. In this video released on Monday we see a deaf Google Research Scientist named Dimitri Knevsky use the app to order tea and even use it […]

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Deafie of the Week: Laurent Clerc!

Posted on Feb 08, 2019 by paul

Laurent Clerc   Do you know how American Sign Language came to be? We owe a lot to a man named Laurent Clerc! Clerc was born and raised in France, and became deaf at one years old after falling into a fire. (Ouch!) He attended and graduated school at the Royal Institution for the Deaf […]

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