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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Beloved Books...

"More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free."
- Helen Keller
Image: Helen Keller sitting on a windowseat by a tall bookshelf, her hands on the braille book on her lap.

D-Pan "Wake Me Up"

We always encourage students of our music video workshops to push & challenge themselves to achieve their visions. Creating a music video is a challenge for anyone, props to all the students from this years workshop.
March 28th 2014 kicked off the 3rd Annual D-PAN ASL Music Video Weekend Workshop for Deaf and hard of hearing youth, ages 10-18. This year we had a...

Deaf/Hard-Of-Hearing Employees In 8 Indian Stores

2008 this company wanted to create a store where they employ deaf/hard-of-hearing and speech impaired people behind and face-to-face employees. There are 8 stores in India. This is awesome to see  PAH!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

ASL Board Books

Delightful Board Books for Young Signers
Harris Communications has a brand new selection of board books from Child’s Play that are great for young children who are learning to sign. The books are beautifully illustrated and children will want to read them over and over again. Select from 15 books with most only $4.99.
Books include:
“Hands-On Songs – Humpty Dumpty”(B1268)
“Sign About – Play Time” (B1265)
“Sign & Singalong – Itsy Bitsy Spider” (B1275)
Children will have fun while learning—and the books are such a great value you can buy more than one!
For more information, go to http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_DT042714. Contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com.

"Wings" By Little Mix ASL Music Video

Wings by Little Mix | ASL Version
Tell Us What You Think: http://madonna.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?... Read The Guides At: http://www.madonnasls.com/musicvideos... This rendition of "Wings" by Little Mix was produced at Madonna University as a project in a Sign Language Studies course. Students learning American Sign Language worked with students learning film and video production. Everything here is a bit experimental. We're a university - so we're trying to try new things and to learn from them. In some cases, the students have really played with the translation to try to include aspects of ASL poetry. Also, they're trying to capitalize on the use of various video techniques. Students have created guides to help you understand the features of ASL poetry included in this video. View the guides and take our survey to tell us what you think at the following address: http://www.madonnasls.com/musicvideos... And, check out the entire collection of this year's projects at: …

Who Cares About Deaf Students In Higher Education?

Below is an anonymous article by a notetaker who works with deaf students in higher education. Sometimes, stuck between a tutor and interpreters who really...

Deaf People & Interpreters Work Together

Deaf News: Deaf people and sign language interpreters must work together to save their jobs, says BDA’s David Buxtonhttp://wp.me/p408Yl-2Nq

"Let It Go" ASL Music Video

Let It Go ASL Music VideoAll rights reserved to the original
All rights reserved to the original artist of the song. I do not take any ownership of the song. Vocals by Lorde, original artist of "Royals" song. Translated in ASL by Jessica von Garrel.

The Heather World

Remember the Sound and the Fury? Heather is all grown up...
Heather Artinian is a student at Georgetown majoring in Government and minoring in Justice & Peace studies. Heather was the subject of an academy-award nomin...

Sight Casts: "Fishing With My Girls"

Sight Casts: "Fishing With My Girls"
In this episode of Sight Casts: Fly Fishing with Bryan Eldredge, Bryan reflects on time spent on the water with his daughters. Features footage from two outings where his daughters caught memorable fish. Also features a slide show of photos from the water with Bryan and his daughters fly fishing. In American Sign Language (ASL) and English with English subtitles. Sight Casts: Fly Fishing with Bryan Eldredge is a DeafTV original series created in cooperation with Utah Fly Guides. The host, Bryan Eldredge is a professional fly fishing guide and a professor on Deaf Studies at Utah Valley University. Bryan is an Orvis-endorsed Guide at two-time Orvis Lodge of the Year Falcon's Ledge in Altamont, Utah. He is also co-owner of Utah Fly Guides. See also "Sight Cast Tips" which features instructional tips on fly fishing presented in ASL.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Marlee Matlin On Deaf & Police Interaction

For more information, go to https://www.aclu.org/deafrights Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf and the wife of a police officer, teamed up with ACLU and advo...

CODA Problems

ASL Used In Commercial To Save Orangutans

I was asked to shoot something impossible: An orangutan in front of a computer.
The production house based in California never told me exactly how they would use the footage, except that it was for a campaign to save the orangutans.
I hope it worked out ...

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Read Sheena's Story (ASL Nook)

Read Sheena's story of how she first discovered ASL and ASL Nook came to life on BonBon Break's website:
Sheena McFeely shares how American Sign Language made a difference in her life and led her to create a wonderful resource for learning ASL, the video-based site...

ASU Student Starts Deaf & Hearing Network

For those of us who always wanted to watch news, sitcoms or child shows in ASL...

An ASU student started a Deaf and Hearing Network to make news accessible to the deaf and hearing.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sign'n Run 5k Event

So much events going on in the Deaf community! Want to find ways to pick up and internalize ASL? Go here.https://www.facebook.com/events/647035625360561/

Legal Terms In ASL

That One Deaf, That One Hearing

Want to see what it's like to watch a CODA and a Deaf person on stage? Sunday, May 4 in La Canada Flintridge, CA
More info www.kodawest.org
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Helen Keller's Poems About The Earth

Let Us Have Faith
by Helen Keller
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, 
nor do the children of men
as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run
than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change
and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate
is strength undefeatable.

Happy Earth Day! Helen Keller loved nature, and being outside. She wrote in her poem, "The Song of the Stone Wall":
I follow the windings of the wall
Over the heaving hill, down by the meadow-brook,
Beyond the scented fields, by the marsh where rushes grow.
On I trudge through pine woods fragrant and cool,
And emerge amid clustered pools and by rolling acres of rye.
Image: Helen as a young woman, photographed leaning against the trunk of a tree

Investigation Of Gestures Between Deaf & Hearing People In India

In India, there is a large number of conventional gestures that practically...