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Sunday, 22 November 2015

ASL (On) English

Because you can't do both at the same time!
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Proximalization In Sign Language (Video)

The video shows an example of proximalization in American Sign Language (ASL) in a child whose native language is ASL. www.handspeak.com

Haben Girma The 1st Deaf-Blind Woman To Graduate From Harvard Law

Have you heard about Haben Girma and her amazing story? This Eritrean-American woman became the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School.

My Reunion On reunion Island Showed Me How Deaf Weddings Should Be

At weekends, we publish some of our most popular articles, which you might have missed first time round. Let us know your favourites by emailing…

Effects Of Linguisticism & Audism On The Developing Deaf Person

Effects of Linguisticism and Audism on the Developing Deaf Person Peter C. Hauser, Ph.D. is the Director of…

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Find Out The Sign Names For The Greek Gods

How many times have you struggled with signing the names of things you know little about? The Greek Gods for one? If you knew that Dionysus was the god of wine and…

She Owes Her Activism To A Brave Mom, The ADA & Chocolate Cake

Born deaf and blind to a refugee mother, Haben Girma has had opportunities in the U.S. she'd never have had in Eritrea. But it was an urge for dessert that led her to…

"I Don't Want To Lose What I Learned When I Was Deaf"

At weekends, we publish some of our most popular articles, which you might have missed first time round. Let us know your favourites by emailing…

City Of Portland Now Requires Closed Caption During Business Hours

The city of Portland has now announced today that all business are required to have closed caption on during business hours and cannot be turned off during business…

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Making A Difference: Dancer Says That Being Deaf Doesn't Hold Her Back

Sixth grader Bailey Locker is deaf, but she wasn't about to let that keep her from doing what she loves.
Bailey is the first ever deaf dance team member at Bryan Station Middle School.
One Bryan Station Middle School student shows that having a disability does not hold you back from pursuing your dreams.Sixth grader Bailey Locker is deaf, but…

Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Deaf Brian

"The deaf brain in particular is still a mystery in part because this population often uses different cognitive and communication processes than hearing people."

“Peter is regarded nationally as one of the foremost experts in studies comparing deaf and hearing people’s brains and function,” says Daphne…

‪Argentinian Sign Language Storytelling Project Wins Award (Video)

‪#‎H3DeafWire‬: Argentinian Sign Language Storytelling Project Wins Award. Play video - http://ow.ly/UNDTw

That Deaf Guy: "You're Deaf"

Hey friends, this is one of our earliest cartoons and one of our favorites. A little laughter for the middle of the week.- Matt and Kay
*****We have calendars!! 2016 TDG calendar full color...to help you through the year with laughter!!! Perfect unique Christmas gift that is oh so affordable. Just click www.thatdeafguy.com/store


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Monday, 16 November 2015

Change The World For My Children...

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Deaf Students' Reading & Writing In College

New article out at JDSDE! Reading and writing in deaf college students. http://jdsde.oxfordjournals.org/…/11/10/deafed.env052.short…
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ASL Nook "Thanksgiving" Video

All the signs you need to know for Thanksgiving. We are most thankful for communicating in our natural language.

New Discovery Could Change How We Treat Hearing Loss

New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine could change how we treat hearing loss. 
"People go deaf from damage to stereocilia in the inner ear. If we figure out ways of manipulating protein dynamics within stereocilia to heal this damage, we would likely be able to diminish hearing loss in humans."
Scientist have long believed that the protein structures which make hearing possible remained static throughout a lifetime—but new research out of Case Western…

National Deaf Education Conference

National Deaf Education Conference website is up! http://deafeducation.us/#optimizer_front_about-5
ABOUT NDEC This conference focuses on teaching practices rather than research, and will become a forum to discuss new ideas that are happening in the classroom! This summer we invite you, educators of deaf and hard of hearing children, to…

Difference In Language Acquisition For Signing & Non-Signing Children

This chart was put together by California School for the Deaf. Not sure if this is accurate:"can understand everything that is said" under Non-ASL Child as it's a rare case when a ‪#‎deaf‬ adult understand everything when raised oral. Interesting to look at, just the same though...definitely a reason to raise your child with sign...
Braam Jordaan
5 hrs
Sign language is important for all children for early language acquisition! ‪#‎neverTooLateToStartSigning‬

The Life & Death Of Martha's Vineyard Sign Language

"Long before the development of American Sign Language, they used sign as naturally as spoken English, and in every combination: Between deaf people, between deaf and hearing, and even from one hearing person to another. The language didn’t belong to the deaf community; it belonged to the town."
The island was once home to a thriving deaf community and a now-extinct system of signing used by deaf and hearing people alike.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

The Daily Moth: "Attacks In Paris & Beirut" ASL Video

The Daily Moth
22 mins
This show discusses the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, the increasing power of ISIS, why we shouldn’t blame Muslims, Charlie Hebdo as a possible reason why Paris was targeted, the Russian problem, and mourning the dead while having resolve against extremism. ‪#‎Paris‬ ‪#‎ParisAttacks‬ ‪#‎ParisStrong‬

Warren Miller "Paris" Art

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ASL Hand Shape Sculptures (Video)

David Call
21 hrs
ASL hand shape sculptures. 2015. CSD Fremont. Over 700 different ASL sculptures in my ten years of DeVIA teaching, none two is alike, every one is different and original. Enjoy!

ASL Music Videos By Bee Adams

Song: I Lived by OneRepublic Tribute to our son. Live life to the fullest. Forgive, forget, move on, and learn.

Song: See You Again--Wiz Khalifa ASL Cover. For anyone that has lost somebody. You will meet again.…

Song--Stand by You--ASL Version (Rachel Platten/Singer; Bee Adams/Signer. I chose this song because I stand by the people that I love and care for. This song...

Fight Song by Rachel Platten SIGNED by Bee Adams I will continue to fight and live life. Thank you to the people that have always supported me. CLOSED CAPTIO...