Tag Archives: deafhood

deaf of hearing

I’m still thinking about whether I want to run with an acronym like DOH 😉 I’m afraid I’m a product of my times since I keep seeing that as “D’oh” a la Homer Simpson. But – Deaf of Hearing — … Continue reading

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Interesting quotes from Forbidden Signs…

…in light of recent conversations around here. (I do plan on a proper review, but I happened across this gem just now.) From Forbidden Signs, pp 103: Another measure of the oralist preoccupation with efficiency was the support they gave … Continue reading

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reactions to People’s Sign Language

This has been an interesting dialogue. Although I’ve already weighed in with a couple comments over at Toby’s blog where he posted about it here and here, I found that I wanted to examine this in more detail so rather … Continue reading

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treasures

I have a few thoughts knocking around in my head, so bear with me as I attempt to sort through this. I’ve been mulling over Der Sankt’s Treasure posts here and here. And then coincidentally I’ve been reading Forbidden Signs … Continue reading

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sweet!

Found a little goldmine of ASL classifier info… Like 0

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immoderately pleased with myself

So I got the webcam working with jcortese via Yahoo earlier this evening. Woot! I only had to sacrifice two goats… The webcam seems pretty choppy for ASL, though. I’m going to google around and see if that can be … Continue reading

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“do what works” doesn’t work

Had an interesting email conversation a few days ago with jcortese and thought I’d put the gist of it here… jcortese: I can get behind the idea that you can’t treat all deaf kids/adults the same way, because there isn’t … Continue reading

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ASL->English dictionaries?

Hi, all. I was thinking, there must be dictionaries that are ASL->English, that is, that let you look up the English meaning of a sign. There’s plenty that are the other way to look up the ASL sign for an … Continue reading

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progress in ASL

I’m pretty pleased with my progress in ASL and while I have a long way to go, it’s interesting to see what a long way I’ve come. Example, I passed along the Deaf Ninja video to a friend of mine, … Continue reading

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question about “accents” in signing…

I had this question in one of my comments which has me curious, too. Since I’m not a fluent much less native signer, I don’t know the answer: Ooh, you know what I’m wondering about now — what are accents … Continue reading

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thoughts on cued speech

I’ve been watching this video on cued speech and I must say I’m quite ambivalent. On the one hand, it blows all the other codes I’ve seen out the water. And it actually assists in lipreading. I mean, it’s seamless. … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan Sign Language

Just stumbled, courtesy of jcortese and ozarke, across the Nicaraguan Sign Language issue. It sounds absolutely fascinating: Here is an article from NY Times (“A Linguistic Big Bang“), plus some further discussion by ozarke on her journal. There’s any number … Continue reading

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convert sound alerts on mac to visual alerts

I always keep an eye out for tips like this: I don’t use mac but perhaps some of you do and would find this a pretty neat (and quick) tip for getting ALL alerts to flash instead (as opposed to … Continue reading

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points of convergence…

Pulling a few thoughts together today. Last night I went with a friend of mine to a coffee shop to meet up with other Deaf and signing people. Both of us are basically rank beginners with ASL although we’re both … Continue reading

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interesting voice to text service…

I stumbled across Jott today. This looks like a free service (apart from the normal cost to you and your service for receiving text messages making calls, etc, of course) that takes a short voice message and transcribes it to … Continue reading

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