Category Archives: ASL

Perfect Day

[Audio: music; Captions: none; Lanuage: English, ASL] Rapper Jim Jones elected to add an ASL translation to this release of his song “Perfect Day” (lyrics below). Interestingly, there are several versions of this on YouTube, one with an MTV branding … Continue reading

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My Deaf Lady

[Audio: none; Captions: English; Languages: ASL, SEE] This is a really clever take on My Fair Lady, and shows some of the ways in which ASL is expressed. Note that the woman makes use of SEE — which is Signed … Continue reading

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drive through accessibility

[Audio:? Subtitles: English; Languages: ASL] So… What did they do to make their drive through more accessible?? I was left hanging on that point, but a quick search led me to this: [Audio: English; Subtitles: English; Languages: English, ASL] That’s … Continue reading

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japan earthquake info for the deaf

[Audio:?; Subtitles: Japanese, English; Languages: ASL, JSL] I’m not sure if there’s any spoken audio (and if there is, what language(s)), but this is a pretty cool example of a dual signed-language video. The woman is signing in Japanese Sign … Continue reading

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Joshua Bennett at the White House

[Audio; English; Captions: English; Languages: English, ASL (not enough to translate clip)] I am of very mixed feelings over this one. It came to my attention by way of a *lot* of gushing. Wow! Beautiful! Gorgeous! But I don’t find … Continue reading

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Firework in ASL

[Audio: English/music; Captions: None; Language: ASL, English] This is gorgeous. Props to one of the commenters over at JMG who pointed me toward this gem… Like 0

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The Greatest Irony

In 2019: This seems to have been updated: [Audio: English (interpreted); Language: ASL; Subtitles: English] by Amy Cohen Efron: In light of the video I posted yesterday, and one comment I got about the Baby Signs program, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Through Your Child’s Eyes

[Audio: English; Languages: English, ASL; Subtitles: English] I wish more parents of deaf children thought this way. I’m hopeful that the general tide is turning, but even my sister knows of another parent who refuses to let her child sign… … Continue reading

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Chase’s “Hard Candy” ASL version

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Languages: English, ASL; Transcript: at YouTube site, click thru] Uh. *brain short circuits* Yum. I just love the Willy Wonka imagery this is loaded with — from finding the “golden ticket” to all the food and … Continue reading

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broken education

This article is just jaw-dropping: I’m Sorry, Your Child Is Stupid Our experience raising Leah is not typical, not typical at all. I dare say, we have successfully raised a deaf, bilingual child. We did it in a school environment … Continue reading

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Deaf Lens

[Language: ASL; Caption: English; Audio: None (?)] I love the captioning idea he uses at the end! I love it!! Wow! Watch this — it’s excellent. Like 0

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the meaning of D-E-A-F

More from Ryan Commerson, who was behind the Gallaudet series I posted several days ago. [Audio:?; Captioned: English; Language: ASL] As brilliant an examination of audism as I’ve seen in a long time. Like 0

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ASL rendition of “f*ck you”

I’m posting this because it seems to be actually popping up in a number of “non deaf” related places — friends on facebook, even Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish. I’m of two minds about it. Yes, the girl doing it is … Continue reading

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Who Is Gallaudet?

Who is Gallaudet? by Elena Ruiz describes the current state of affairs at Gallaudet: Yes, you DID just walk by a throng of hearing students who either barely pick up their hands to communicate their words in a pathetic, half-assed … Continue reading

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The Gallaudet Syndrome, Part II

The second in this series. I posted the first part yesterday. Note that the English article is not a transcript but more of a summary of the ASL video. [Audio: none; Captioning: none; Language: ASL] The Gallaudet Syndrome: On Profiting … Continue reading

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