Deaf Spotlight: Ryan Lane

You may not know the name right away, but if you’re a fan of Switched at Birth you will immediately recognize this week’s deafie!  Ryan Lane was born to a hearing family in California and graduated from the California School of the Deaf, Riverside. Lane got his start when director David Risotto saw his picture and […]

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Navigating Our Dictionary

Dictionary Navigation Hello and welcome back to ASLdeafined’s blog! Today’s post will cover all areas regarding our Dictionary. First let’s start off where to find this feature. On our website, go to the home page and select the tab, Dictionary. Once that tab is selected you will see a search page with “ASL Dictionary” on […]

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“You’re deaf? How do you drive?!”

A Satire by Jenna V.   Deaf people living in India have recently gained the right to drive, and I wanted to answer some questions regarding us ‘dangerous’ deaf motorists! Here is a list of FAQs that I get about driving, and my response:   1. So… you’re deaf. How do you get to work?  Well since […]

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Deaf News This Week: 4/12/2019

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Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!

There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]

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New Deaf-Tech: Google Launches Transcription App

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!

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!

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!

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

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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