Deaf News This Week: 11/29/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Readmore

“You’re deaf? How do you drive?!”

A Satire by Jenna V.   Deaf people living in India have recently gained the right to drive, and I wanted to answer some questions regarding us ‘dangerous’ deaf motorists! Here is a list of FAQs that I get about driving, and my response:   1. So… you’re deaf. How do you get to work?  Well since […]

Readmore

Deaf News This Week: 4/12/2019

Readmore

Handshape of the Week: L!

The L-Handshape involves extending the thumb and index fingers in the shape of the letter ‘L’, as shown below in the the sign for LAW! Other signs that use the L-handshape include: Lethargic Library Longer Lord Loyal Lutheran Mountain Dew Necklace Pipe

Readmore

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! Remember: The best way to learn a sign […]

Readmore

Learning ASL- What To Watch Out For!

There are a few great resources out there to help you learn American Sign Language, but not all websites are created equal! How do you know for sure you’re observing accurate Sign Language? How can we tell the difference? Before signing up for just any ol’ site, go through this quick checklist: 1. How old […]

Readmore

Handshape of the Week: K!

The K-handshape (or P-Handshape) shows the thumb between the (extended) index and middle fingers, as shown in the sign for PEOPLE! Other signs that use the K-Handshape are: Brand Emperor Fail Fall Short Flunk Keep Kind Kindergarten King

Readmore

Handshape of the Week: I!

The I-handshape is easy- Just hold up your pinky! Here is the I-handshape in the sign for INDEPENDENCE: Other signs that use the I-handshape are: Concept Consider Cord Covetous Deaf Institution Disease Emaciated Envious Envy Final Green

Readmore

DEAF PRESIDENT NOW: THE PROTEST “HEARD” AROUND THE WORLD

March 13th marked the 41st anniversary of the end to the protests known as Deaf President Now- but how much do you know about this iconic movement? “We Still Have a Dream” banner, via dsausa.org In 1988 Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees announced that a hearing candidate, Elisabeth A. Zinzer, to become the new President. […]

Readmore

Handshape of the Week: H!

The H-handshape (or U-handshape) involves extending your middle and index fingers, as shown below in the sign for FUN!  Other signs that use the H-handshape include: Funny Gain Guiltless Hamster Hard of hearing Hare Haste Hawaii Heave

Readmore