Teacher Appreciation Week – Questions By Teachers, For Teachers

Posted on May 10, 2018 by paul

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and our favorite teachers are (of course) the ASL teachers! Teachers like us back, too: ASLdeafined is the #1 Online ASL Textbook used by teachers across America for only $12 per student a year! Here’s a list of cool features for teachers, along with some frequently asked questions!  Sign variations in the […]

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Interpreters Gone Viral: National Interpreter Appreciation Day

Posted on May 03, 2018 by paul

May 2nd was National Interpreter Appreciation Day! Interpreters are so important for the Deaf community- They help spread a love of Sign Language and serve as a bridge between the deaf and hearing worlds. Without interpreters, us ‘deafies’ would have a bit of a hard time (especially in medical and educational settings) so be sure […]

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World Penguin Day! – Our Top 5 Favorite Animal Signs

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 by paul

It’s World Penguin Day, and we just LOVE the sign for penguin! Here’s our top 5 favorite animal signs: Penguin – Who doesn’t love a well-dressed animal? Monkey – It’s easy to see why this one’s a favorite! Cat – What can we say? They’re just so furry! Squirrel – Fans of ‘Switched at Birth’ with recognize this one! […]

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Deaf Uber Driver Goes Viral

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 by paul

The deaf can do anything…including drive for Uber! Recently, a deaf man named Onur has been sweeping the internet after a rider posted a picture of a note on the back of his seat (see left): It explains that he’s deaf and all communication needs to be through text or written notes. He even mentions […]

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5 Signs For Your Baby/Toddler

Posted on Apr 13, 2018 by paul

Did you know that babies can learn simply signs at around six months old? Teaching Sign Language to your baby or toddlers can give them a head start in their language skills, reduce tantrums related to communication barriers, and may even give them better grades in school! Go ahead and give these five basic signs […]

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Dummy Hoy: MLB Hotshot!

Posted on Apr 05, 2018 by paul

Baseball season is HERE and we are nearing the end of Deaf History Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about William “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 […]

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National Doctor’s Day – Deaf Doctor Phillip Zazove

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 by paul

Dr. Phillip Zazove has bean deaf for most of his life, but that never stopped him from chasing his dreams of becoming a doctor! Dr. Zazove graduated from Washington University as the third deaf American physician, knows sign language, and mostly caters to deaf and hard-of-hearing patients. His studies were hard, but he kept at […]

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Deaf/deaf/HoH – What’s The Difference?

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 by paul

We’re almost halfway through Deaf History Month- It’s time to talk about what it means to be deaf! People with hearing loss (or deaf gain) around the world can be grouped into the following three identities: deaf The word ‘deaf’ (no capitalization) means only one thing: They can’t hear. When ‘deaf’ is not capitalized it […]

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Requested Word Feature – Fantastic Addition to ASLdeafined!

Posted on Mar 17, 2018 by paul

In the ASLdeafined dictionary, there are over 17,000 words and counting.  In fact, we pride ourselves on having the BEST ASL dictionary on the internet.  However, if you are like me, after requesting a word, forgetting what I just requested is inevitable. At ASLdeafined, we have created a way for all of your requested words to be […]

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Deaf President Now: The Protest “Heard” Around the World

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 by paul

This past Tuesday, March 13th, marked the 40th anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. At this point not a […]

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