Weekly Newsletter – Starbucks, Laurent Clerc, & More

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!

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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RIP Koko, The Signing Gorilla

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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ASLdeafined Mobile App – Learn On The Go!

  ASLdeafined has never been more accessible: Not only can you learn more than 16,000 signs on your computer at home, work, and school… you can also access our site for FREE with our mobile app! Whether you’re a student, teacher, or a parent learning sign language for their child, anyone that has an account […]

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Customer Service for the Deaf: Break the Barrier

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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News This Week: ASL Direct comes to New York, and more!

New York Becomes 1st City to use ASL Direct During the hurricanes last year a video went viral about a faux interpreter in Manatee County, Florida who warned us about the dangers of pizza and bears and monsters (oh my!). Thanks to incidents like these, other cities started thinking about developing a way for the […]

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Deaf in the NFL – 3 Football Players that Made it Happen

Fullback Derrick Coleman recently sign with the Arizona Cardinals: Coleman has been deaf since he was three years old and played for UCLA in college. In addition to the Cardinals, Coleman has played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. He even went to the Superbowl with the Seahawks (2015) and has starred in […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week – Questions By Teachers, For Teachers

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

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

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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