ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Open Captioning, Ryan Lane, & More!

Newsletter – 9/21/18   New Bill Introduced Requiring Open Captions At The Movies Anyone who has read our blog knows about the struggles of captioning, especially in movie theaters. Today’s deaf moviegoer buys their ticket, waits about ten minutes (or more) for their snazzy CaptionView stick, and prays that there won’t be any issues. These […]

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Weekly Newsletter – Judge Kavanaugh, James Burke, and More!

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 8/31/2018   National Association of the Deaf Openly Opposes Trump Pick for U.S. Supreme Court NAD CEO, Howard Rosenblum, posted a video on the NAD YouTube channel this week stating the NAD’s lack of faith in Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.  Rosenblum emphasized that they normally try […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter: Deaf Taxis, Laura Redden Searing, & More!

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 8/24/2018   Seoul, South Korea Utilizes Deaf Taxi Drivers For The First Time Lyft and Uber are both already equipped with assistive technology to help out their deaf drivers, and now it’s spreading around the world! Two taxi drivers in Seoul are now able to transport passengers around the city thanks […]

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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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Requested Word Feature – Fantastic Addition to ASLdeafined!

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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Captions at the Movies – Nyle DiMarco Speaks Out

  Nyle DiMarco took to Twitter to complain about the CaptionView devices in theaters, specifically AMC. On Sunday he posted this picture (left), saying “RT (retweet) if you prefer Open Captions instead of this.” Open Captions are captions that are displayed on the movie screen, just like a DVD would, and are widely accepted to […]

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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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