ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Back2School Prep, Marlee Matlin, & More!

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 8/3/2018     Almost Time for School! It’s that time of year again- shopping endless Back2School sales, helping to stock up the tissues for the classroom, and getting ready to get back to those awesome ASL classes! Some of you may already be back in school, but luckily ASLdeafined has you […]

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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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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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This Close – TV Made By The Deaf, For The Deaf

This Valentine’s Day, the new TV Show This Close aired on Sundance Now, staring Deaf actors Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman! This Close is described as a serious comedy that brings light to living as deaf people, both the good and the bad. Ms. Stern and Mr. Feldman play roommates Kate and Michael, who are both deaf. […]

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Our New Year’s Resolution – Inclusion

As we ring in the New Year we’re all anxious to start that cleanse and hit the gym, but we’d like to take a minute and think about something else this year: Inclusion. The Deaf community is filled with stories of awkward dinners and relatives they can’t talk to. This year we want to make […]

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FULL vs FED UP – What’s the difference?

We had an interesting question on our Twitter page’s #SignOfTheDay: Can you use the sign for FULL to mean FED UP?       Our handy-dandy experts say… YES! This sign can be used to mean both FULL and FED UP. You can avoid confusion by setting up context. For example, you would talk about what […]

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Coming Soon…. The Mobile App for ASLdeafined!

  That’s right- after several years of bring the best ASL online textbook to your school and your home, we are bringing it right to your smartphone!                                                          […]

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Same, But DIfferent: Variations for the Word COMPUTER

Accents develop in most languages and sign language is no exception: Countries that use American Sign Language include the United States, Canada, and even the Philippines! Different countries, states, and even towns will have their own signs mixed within ASL. How cool is that? The sign for COMPUTER particularly varies a lot. Check out seven different […]

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ASL Tip- Don’t forget your facial expressions!

American Sign Language is an amazing and expressive language- but if you don’t “show it” your signing will fall flat! Let’s take the sign for HAPPY, for example. If you don’t sign it with a smile then you may convey a sarcastic tone. Try it like Mindy! Your facial expressions don’t just provide context, they […]

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