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 – 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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RIP Koko, The Signing Gorilla

The Gorilla Foundation has sadly reported that Koko, the gorilla famed for using American Sign Language to communicate, has passed Tuesday morning in her sleep. Koko, a Western Lowland Gorilla, was born on the 4th of July in 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo. She became a key subject for research regarding the emotional and […]

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Customer Service for the Deaf: Break the Barrier

A story was recently covered by The Daily Moth about a Deaf couple that was teased by KFC employees in Byram, Mississippi. After the couple noticed the store was drive-through only, they communicated verbally over the loudspeaker that they would pull ahead to read the lips of the employees. The staff proceeded to cover their […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week – Questions By Teachers, For Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and our favorite teachers are (of course) the ASL teachers! Teachers like us back, too: ASLdeafined is the #1 Online ASL Textbook used by teachers across America for only $12 per student a year! Here’s a list of cool features for teachers, along with some frequently asked questions!  Sign variations in the […]

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Interpreters Gone Viral: National Interpreter Appreciation Day

May 2nd was National Interpreter Appreciation Day! Interpreters are so important for the Deaf community- They help spread a love of Sign Language and serve as a bridge between the deaf and hearing worlds. Without interpreters, us ‘deafies’ would have a bit of a hard time (especially in medical and educational settings) so be sure […]

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5 Signs For Your Baby/Toddler

Did you know that babies can learn simply signs at around six months old? Teaching Sign Language to your baby or toddlers can give them a head start in their language skills, reduce tantrums related to communication barriers, and may even give them better grades in school! Go ahead and give these five basic signs […]

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Deaf Women in History – International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day! It also happens to be Deaf History Month, so let’s take a look at three amazing Deaf women that made an extraordinary impact!    Juliette Gordon Low Did you know that the founder of the Girl Scouts was deaf? Julliette Gordon Low became deaf in early adulthood, but that never […]

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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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