Deaf News This Week: 9/11/2020

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Deaf News This Week: 9/4/2020

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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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: 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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Deafie of the Week: LeRoy Colombo!

LeRoy Colombo Via DeafPeople.Com            “LeRoy Colombo of Galveston, Texas, was a champion long-distance and endurance swimmer and lifeguard. He is credited with saving 907 lives, a feat formerly listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Stories about his incredible feats in rescuing victims of disasters, both on sea and […]

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Deaf News This Week: Jameela Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role

Jamil Turns Down Deaf Role Actress Jameela Jamil, currently on NBC’s The Good Place, recently refused to fill a role best fit for a deaf actress. Jamil tells the Press Association, “[I]t wouldn’t be appropriate for me to take that role and they should find a brilliant deaf woman to play that role. I think […]

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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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