American Sign Language – Brief History

Posted on Jul 25, 2009 by paul

What is American Sign Language? American Sign Language (ASL) is the language used by the Deaf community throughout the United States and parts of North America.  It is also used throughout various countries like the Philippines, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, and Singapore.  ASL has its own grammar and linguistic structure.  American Sign Language incorporates facial […]

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Gallaudet University – The Only Liberal Arts College for the Deaf

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 by paul

Gallaudet University, named in honor of  Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet,  is the first school in the world that operated for the purpose of educating those who are deaf and hard of hearing.  It is located in Washington, D.C.  It opened its doors in 1864.  Today, it remains as the only university in the world in which all programs and […]

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Featured Story in The Oakland Press Newspaper

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 by paul

Paul Fugate and Mercy Gonzalez are shown communicating in a hearing-impaired class at East Hills Middle School in Bloomfield Hills where Fugate teaches. Fugate and Gonzalez created the Web site, ASLdeafined, to teach sign language. [quote] By MACAELA MacKENZIE Special to The Oakland Press Nearly all deaf children in America are born to hearing parents, […]

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American and British Sign Language ABC’s

Posted on Jul 23, 2009 by paul

Click on the following pictures to learn the American Sign Language Alphabet and the British Sign Language Alphabet. American Sign Language ABC’s British Sign Language Two-Handed ABC’s

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Deaf Awareness Quiz

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 by paul

How much do you know about the Deaf Community? True or False 1.      All deaf people can talk? 2.     Deaf people don’t mind working in noisy places? 3.      American Sign Language is a universal language? 4.     Deaf people cannot drive? 5.     All deaf people know American Sign Language? 6.     All deaf people attend a residential […]

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Technology Used by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 by paul

Technology is used often by those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.  Some people may wonder how a person with a hearing loss knows when someone is at his or her door.  Or, how does a person with a hearing loss know when his or her phone is ringing?  The products featured below are most often […]

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The ASLdeafined Brochure

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 by ben

Click on the images below to see the brochure full size

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William “Dummy” Hoy

Posted on Jul 21, 2009 by paul

“Dummy” Hoy William Hoy is known in the baseball world as “Dummy” Hoy.  He was the first deaf baseball player in the major leagues.  He was born in 1862 in Ohio, graduating from Ohio School for the Deaf.  Hoy began his professional baseball career in 1886 until 1902.  He died at the age of 99.  […]

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Resources

Posted on Jul 20, 2009 by paul

ASL Expo http://www.ASLexpo.com ———————————————————————————————————————- Harris Communications – Products for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing http://www.harriscomm.com/ ———————————————————————————————————————- Fingerspelling Practice http://asl.ms/ ———————————————————————————————————————- Deaf C.A.N. (Community Advocacy Network) http://www.deafcan.org

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Upcoming Events of ASL Expo

Posted on Jul 20, 2009 by paul

To keep your sign language skills sharp, it is important to interact as much as possible with the Deaf Community.  One way is to attend various events that support ASL.  Some of these events may occur near your home. Here is a brief explanation about ASL Expo: “The ASL EXPO, short for American Sign Language […]

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