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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Handshape of the Week: C!

Posted on Feb 07, 2019 by paul

C-Handshape The C-Hanshape is done by forming the entire hand into the shape of a C, as shown below in the sign for CAFE. Other signs in ASL that use the C-handshape include: Bite Church Crazy Chocolate Nutty Stranger Stove Radio Cup Cake

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Handshape of the Week: B!

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 by paul

B-Handshape   The B-handshape is shown as a vertical hand with straight fingers, and a thumb crossing over the palm. Shown below is the word BROWN, which demonstrates the B-handshape.   Other signs in ASL that use the B-Handshape are: Business Cheap Close Scarf Liar Story Wall Beer

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Deaf News This Week: Deaf Woman Killed Crossing Highway in Louisiana

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 by paul

Gloria Anderson (38), a deaf mother, has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Monroe, Louisiana. Anderson was crossing U.S. Highway 165 at night with her 9-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son when an SUV struck the woman. The SUV, driven by a 37-year-old male, was operating without it’s lights on […]

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Handshape of the Week: A!

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by paul

A-Handshape The A-handshape is best described as a closed fist, with your thumb resting resting along your (clenched) index finger, shown to the right. Remember that an “Open A”-handshape is slightly different, and looks like a ‘thumbs-up’. Here is and example of a sign using the A-hanshape, DRAMA:   Other signs in ASL that use […]

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Deafie of the Week: LeRoy Colombo!

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by paul

LeRoy Colombo Via DeafPeople.Com            “LeRoy Colombo of Galveston, Texas, was a champion long-distance and endurance swimmer and lifeguard. He is credited with saving 907 lives, a feat formerly listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Stories about his incredible feats in rescuing victims of disasters, both on sea and […]

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Deaf News This Week: Jameela Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by paul

Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role Actress Jameela Jamil, currently on NBC’s The Good Place, recently refused to fill a role best fit for a deaf actress. Jamil tells the Press Association, “[I]t wouldn’t be appropriate for me to take that role and they should find a brilliant deaf woman to play that role. I think […]

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Deafie of the Week: Chuck Baird!

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by paul

Chuck Baird, Artist     Chuck Baird was born deaf and fluent in ASL, receiving an education rich in Sign Language from the Kansas School of the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). After graduating from RIT Baird worked with the National Theater of the Deaf as a set-painter, and as […]

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Handshape of the Week: W!

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by paul

The W-Handshape   The W-handshape involves touching your thumb and pinky while keeping the remaining fingers extended, as shown below in the sign for WATER!   Other signs that use the W-handshape include: Microwave Run (water) Washington State Weather Wednesday West Western Wine

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