Category Archives: ASL

The Gallaudet Syndrome, Part I

I am boosting the signal on this set of articles which I think serves as an excellent introduction into issues of concern to the Deaf and deaf communities. They are in both ASL and written English. (Note that I myself … Continue reading

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fireflies

This is Fireflies, performed by Stephen Torrence, who is hearing but not CODA, I don’t think. Nevertheless, I like his rendition of the song, and the interesting thing is the captioning on this one — the first line of the … Continue reading

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over and over and over again

You know how I blogged about Netflix last month? Well, take a look at this, dated November of 2009. Also note where she discusses that the victory she and her cohorts won twenty years ago for broadcast have been so … Continue reading

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why are you so angry?

This is something activists of any stripe get hit with, I’m sure. You can watch the below story and apply it to being deaf, being a woman (that one’s even harder to recognize), being queer… the list goes on. [ASL] … Continue reading

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HIV testing

[ASL, captioned] We need accessible, understandable sex education for every one. From Sister Lucy’s facebook page: Sister Lucy is a Deaf sex-ed teacher who is fed up with the fact that there is so little information on-line about HIV prevention … Continue reading

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signmark

Finnish deaf rapper Signmark. Here he is, teaching the crowd to sign with him: Here’s the official video: There’s even a helpful video showing how to sign the chorus 🙂 Teaching Against The Wall (slow) One thing that absolutely baffles … Continue reading

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“I’m Deaf”

[Audio, ASL, subtitled] Yeah, I got that deaf accent, too. Oddly, most people seem to think I’m from Canada — sorry, canucks, no idea why! Like 0

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Waiting On The World To Change

[Audio, ASL, some captions, lyrics] Like 0

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you can get hit with this when you least expect it…

[Audio, ASL] I can’t stop laughing… Like 0

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deaf ninja #2

[kml_flashembed movie=”https://www.youtube.com/v/K6GmJ3ZvjQE” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Weehaaaaaa!!!! Like 0

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Book Review: The Book of Name Signs

This was a fascinating book, although it’s very easy to overlook. It’s a slender little book, barely 100 pages including the intro, text, list of signs, and references. Plus, fully half the book simply lists acceptable name-signs in alphabetic order. … Continue reading

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second installment??

Got tipped off about this little trailer… WOOOT! ohboyohboyohboy, I can’t wait! Like 0

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oh that mouth

“Mouth” is a fun word, isn’t it? Could be the mouth on your face that you open and close, eat food with, kiss with, etc. Could be “mouthy” — that mouthy kid who always has a smart-alec answer for everything … Continue reading

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googling through www.nad.org

OK, I confess that my last post was more a reaction to another post that stated NAD uses “visual language” instead of ASL and I neglected to investigate the facts. However, one of my commenters asked where on the NAD … Continue reading

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visual language?

What is a visual language? I really hadn’t thought about it. Seeing it on NAD’s site, it seems obvious to me that it’s another phrase for ASL. Still, why not use “ASL”? Why this longer locution? What other visual languages … Continue reading

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