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Category Archives: language
In 2010, USA Today reported that the top 4 ‘foreign languages’ taught in colleges and universities are as follows: 1. Spanish 2. French 3. German 4. American Sign Language (ASL) AKA:
About 1 in 20 Americans have some sort of profound hearing loss. There is no denying that among all the people in this country who have hearing loss or are deaf, at least a portion of them have the opportunity to develop … Continue reading
I love watching TED talks and I’ve wondered for years when they would feature an ASL presentation. Finally it happened at TEDex in Amsterdam, Netherlands by CODA Lissa Zeviar (video is both ASL interpreted and spoken in English). Hooray!
Keith Wann is one of my favorite ASL comedians and he does a great job showing how interpreting from one language to another can really be a complicated thing. Even if you’re not that familiar with ASL, you may realize a couple … Continue reading
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
Okay, I have a dumb question. I never thought about it until recently. And I went out on a limb to ask a Deaf friend of mine. If you are Deaf, what language do you think and/or dream in? I … Continue reading
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
Make sure you have eye contact with the person before speaking If there is an interpreter, speak to and look at the deaf person not the interpreter Face the person to whom you are speaking that helps with lip-reading Stand … Continue reading
Gallaudet University borders the Commonwealth of Virginia, but it wasn’t until this month that both High Schools and Colleges in VA can finally count ASL as a legit language. Under a 1998 policy by the Virginia Department of Education, high … Continue reading