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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Deaf in the NFL – 3 Football Players that Made it Happen

Fullback Derrick Coleman signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. Coleman has been deaf since he was three years old and played for UCLA in college. In addition to the Cardinals, Coleman has played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. He even went to the Superbowl with the Seahawks (2015) and has starred […]

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Deaf News This Week: 4/12/2019

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Weekly Newsletter – Starbucks, Laurent Clerc, & More

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 7/20/2018   Starbucks Announces ‘Signing Store’ in Washington D.C. Starbucks has been really focusing on the Deaf community in recent years. We’ve all seen the viral videos about their Deaf-made Sign Language aprons and even video drive-thrus that cater specifically to the deaf. This week they’ve announced it’s newest store to open […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Netflix Captioning, CJ Jones, & More!

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 7/6/2018 Netflix Fails To Provide Accurate Captions Netflix might be your favorite streaming service, but they definitely aren’t our favorite captioners. Netflix admitted recently to having captions that are subpar: missing phrases, poorly timed captioning, profanity censored despite the actor’s voice not being ‘bleeped out’, and even plain mis-captioning videos. Several […]

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ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – Climbing The Avalanche, Chuck Baird, & More!

ASLdeafined Weekly Newsletter – 6/29/2018 What? You’re Starting A Newsletter? You betcha! Every week the ASLdeafined blog will be highlighting the latest in Deaf news, as well as any and all changes to the ASLdeafined Online Sign Language Curriculum. These newsletters will also contain weekly spotlights featuring renowned Deaf historical figures and events, and “Handshape […]

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Deaf Uber Driver Goes Viral

The deaf can do anything…including drive for Uber! Recently, a deaf man named Onur has been sweeping the internet after a rider posted a picture of a note on the back of his seat (see left): It explains that he’s deaf and all communication needs to be through text or written notes. He even mentions […]

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Deaf President Now: The Protest “Heard” Around the World

This past Tuesday, March 13th, marked the 40th anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. At this point not a […]

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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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5 Lessons You Didn’t Know We Covered in ASLdeafined

Ever wonder what you’re missing out on? Discover these 5 Awesome ASL Lessons of ASLdeafined! Technology for the Deaf Thanks to some really smart cookies out there, there’s a TON of technology available to help out the deaf. One of the most common devices, a Video Phone, allows a deaf person to make phone calls! […]

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