Deaf News This Week: 4/12/2019

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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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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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Handshape of the Week: A!

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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Handshape of the Week: W!

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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Handshape of the Week: N!

The N-Handshape   The N-handshape consists of the thumb between the middle and ring fingers, as shown below in the sign for NEPHEW!   Other signs that use the N-handshape include: Bargain Common Conventional Discuss Haggle Impartial Natural Negotiate Negotiation Unusual Neutral Niece Noncommittal Normal North Northern Nurse Ordinary Standard Typical

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Deafie of the Week: Sean Forbes!

  Sean Forbes: Deaf and Loud   Want to add some new music to your playlist? Sean Forbes is a rapper who grew up around his musician parents and fell in love. He started with a drum set at the age of five and quickly grew to love rock ‘n’ roll, but ultimately found his […]

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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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Why is our ASL Dictionary the BEST?

You’re desperate to finish that ASL homework… or maybe that sign is on the tip of your ‘fingers’- either way you need that sign NOW! So why choose ASLdeafined?  16,000+ Videos: Our video dictionary contains vocabulary from our lessons, variations of those signs, and even requested words from anyone that learns with us! Variations for […]

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Study the easy way with ‘My Vocabulary’!

It’s Thursday night. You have a test tomorrow in ASL and you want to review as fast as possible. We’ve all been there once or twice (or more…) but 2D Flashcards just don’t work when you’re studying Sign Language- Here’s how to use our site to make studying for that test fast and easy! Step […]

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