Monthly Archives: March 2011

The ASL Alphabet

The basis for finger-spelling is knowing the ASL Alphabet. Ready? Sign Language Alphabet Video Sesame Street Teaches ASL Alphabet I know my ASL ABC’s pretty well, but what I have a hard time is reading words spelled quickly, long words, … Continue reading

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Indiana Interpreters Don’t Need To Know ASL

Outrageous! If you are a Deaf High School student in the state of Indiana, currently your interpreter is NOT required to actually know how to sign! I’ve read a lot about how the Deaf World has been oppressed and/or marginalized. … Continue reading

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Deaf Washington Redskins Fans Win Stadium Access Case

I’m interested to see how the Redskins will pull this off…and how many other NFL teams will follow suit. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled [March 25th] that the Washington Redskins must make all audio … Continue reading

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Could I Have ASL Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s Syndrome: …disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic…Tourette’s was once considered a rare and bizarre syndrome, most often associated with the exclamation of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With My ASL Journey

It’s my deep desire to have you join me on My ASL Journey. I really want to make it as easy as possible for you to keep up and interact with me.  Following are some of the ways you can … Continue reading

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Abandoned deaf puppy learns sign language

  Alice, an 8-week-old black and white springer spaniel, was taken to an animal rescue centre after she was abandoned in Ireland. Staff at the centre which took her in instantly knew the puppy would need specialist training and that … Continue reading

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New Facebook Page: ASL Journey

You can now follow this blog on Facebook if you wish. The address is facebook.com/asljourney. You can also see the latest from that Page in the sidebar of this blog. Thanks for helping make it happen! Pass it on!

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101 Things that Unite and Divide: Fish Cultural Identification on Vimeo

I found a series of videos on Vimeo the other day called “101 Things that Unite and Divide” by Robyn Girard. As I was going through them, I watched this video and realized it’s a Deaf teacher at NVCC I’ve … Continue reading

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Marlee Matlin Helps Gary Busey Hear

Both Marlee Matlin and Gary Busey are currently on the reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice” Interestingly, we learn that Gary has been legally deaf for 22 years and it wasn’t until recently that he found out and received hearing aids … Continue reading

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Meetup – Silent Supper – Western Fairfax County

I decided to join a group on Meetup.com called Silent Supper-Western Fairfax County Meetup Group and go to their next monthly meeting April 2. It’s a silent supper at a local restaurant. Kinda intimidating, but looking forward to it! I already … Continue reading

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