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Challenges of an ASL Intrepeter

Perhaps you remember this from last October during New York’s Superstorm Sandy: Yes, it seems that the nation was suddenly interested in Sign Language translation (some by interest, some by mocking) of Lydia Callis as she translated NY City Mayor … Continue reading

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Being Deaf as from a Blind Guy

Of course I understand being Blind is completely different from being Deaf, but I think those learning about the Deaf community could learn a thing of two from this hilariously humble Blind dude…

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IRS in ASL on YouTube.com

Did you realize that the IRS has a YouTube channel in ASL (subtitled and audio provided as well)? For instance, do you know why your tax returns are due on April 17th instead of April 15th this year? Watch the … Continue reading

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Broccoli and Cauliflower

One thing I learned today in my ASL classes is that both broccoli and cauliflower are so vile that neither have a sign in ASL. You have to fingerspell them. Not even the Deaf took the time on these ‘vegetables’ … Continue reading

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The 8 Rules for Signing Numbers 1-100

I think I finally understand the rules for signing the numbers 1-100. I wish I had this list when I started. I made a video to show these rules in action, but here they are as I understand them… Rule … Continue reading

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ASL Alphabet and Numbers

Someone wrote me the other day asking for an image of the ASL alphabet and numbers 0-9.  So here it is! I created it using an installed font called Gallaudet. Click on the image to get the bigger size.   … Continue reading

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Inappropriate Cropping

How do you sign “The baby is choking, lock the doors and hide”?

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Sign Language Helps Deaf Children Learn Languages

While some hold that teaching a deaf child to communicate in sign language before he/she learns to read lips or is provided with a cochlear implant (or some other assistive hearing device) significantly decreases his/her ability to acquire spoken or … Continue reading

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YouTube – TEDxIslay- Keith Nolan- Deaf in the Military Subtitled

YouTube – TEDxIslay- Keith Nolan- Deaf in the Military Subtitled.

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ASL could mean…

1. Above Sea Level 2. Age Sex Location 3. American Sign Language 1. Mont Blanc is 4810m ASL 2. allursbaby7: hey, asl? hotplaya1001: 14/m/canada alursbaby7: sorry i gtg bye 3. I could never get to grips with ASL so I … Continue reading

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