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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Announcing the Face of our NEW APP (coming soon!)

That’s right, Deafiners! You will complete access our 16,000 dictionary, as well as other favorite features. Handshapes and locations, favorites, themed lessons will now be available from the palm of your hand. As long as you have a login for ASLdeafined, you will be able to access the APP for FREE. Keep an eye out- […]

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What’s New With ASLdeafined?

ASLdeafined has had a lot of news lately, so here’s the scoop! Better Resources for Teachers ………ASLdeafined has over 300 lessons… and now they all have handouts specifically for teachers! Games, worksheets, quizzes, and more are now available for classroom use. The Gift of Sign Language          Our Holiday Gift Certificates have […]

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