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ASL Interpreter Appreciation

American Sign Language Interpreting is a profession like no other! Each day and each assignment is vastly different, offering the ability to learn and see things from a new perspective. This field attracts a certain type of individual with a deep passion for communication and developing relationships. Show More Summary

The Story of American Sign Language

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The story of American Sign Language goes back hundreds of years, to a time before America was even a nation.

How American Sign Language Overcame Historical Hurdles to Become a Language of Empowerment

6 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In the latest episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss, linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally and visually explain the history of American Sign Language, the hurdles it has overcome since its inception and how it’s grown to be a language of empowerment for the deaf community. ASL became […]

Chief Justice Welcomes Deaf Lawyers into Supreme Court Bar

For the first time, Chief Justice John Roberts Tuesday used a language other than English in the formal ceremony admitting attorneys to the Supreme Court Bar: American Sign Language.

The King (Sort of) Breaks His Silence in David’s American Sign Language Spot for Burger King

The online spot calls on viewers to offer suggestions for a Whopper sign in celebration of National American Sign Language Day.

Burger King's King Finally Speaks, by Signing, for American Sign Language Day

From the days when he would pop up, unannounced, in your bed in the morning, Burger King's King character has never actually spoken a single word, preferring to let his creepily silent visage speak for him. But now, to celebrate National American Sign Language Day this Friday, the King is speaking up—by signing. Show More Summary

Watch the Joyous Moment When a Deaf Little Boy Hears a Recorder For the First Time

Ezra Somnitz has been deaf since birth but happens to be a music-lover. Just like his father and grandfather, the Ohio toddler uses American Sign Language as his primary language and can only hear very high frequency sounds like jet airplanes and loud music. Show More Summary

A Writer Caught Between Two Languages She Can’t Hear And One She Can’t Write

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Sara Novi?: “Then there is my deafness, another kink in the mother tongue. Because of it, English, Croatian, or any spoken language can never truly be mine. … In American Sign Language, I am at home. Or at least, I’m at ease there – I see my reflection, and I can understand others without having […]

Deaf Downey students bring their sign and comprehension skills to the Battle of the Books finals

Diamond Scott often communicates in two languages at the same time. While the sixth-grader speaks English out loud, she weaves sentences with her hands, whooshing her fingers into the lively shapes that form American Sign Language.This weekend, as the captain of the Sussman Middle School literacy...

Forget recess! 5th-graders start sign language club for classmate who is deaf

Rhemy Elsey's classmates wanted to get to know him better, so they approached their principal about starting an American Sign Language club.

Starbucks Barista Learns Sign Language So She Could Take Deaf Patron's Order

Post by Jenny Erikson. If you need a feel-good story about human kindness, this one is for you. A Starbucks patron was overwhelmed recently, when he discovered that his barista had learned some American Sign Language, just so she could communicate with him better. Show More Summary

Barista Learns Sign Language To Give Deaf Man 'Same Experience As Everyone Else'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A big-hearted barista went the extra mile to connect with a regular customer who is deaf. Ibby Piracha was stunned when the worker asked for his order in American Sign Language at the Starbucks in Leesburg, Virginia, on Friday morning. Show More Summary

Barista Learns Sign Language To Give Deaf Man 'Same Experience As Everyone Else'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A big-hearted barista went the extra mile to connect with a regular customer who is deaf. Ibby Piracha was stunned when the worker asked for his order in American Sign Language at the Starbucks in Leesburg, Virginia, on Friday morning. He...Show More Summary

American Sign Language for Whovians [Video]

Meredith and Debbie, (Re)Generation Who’s ASL interpreters, teach us the signs for ‘Doctor,’ ‘Cyberman, ‘TARDIS,’ and ‘Time Lord.’ I love the sign that represents the TARDIS, it’s PERFECT! I even heard the sound in my head while sheShow More Summary

Lady Gaga to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 50

Lady Gaga will introduce the most-watched event in the world on Sunday when she sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl 50. Actress Marlee Matlin will accompany her by performing American Sign Language during the national anthem, according to The Associated Press. The performance will take place in Santa Clara,...

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl, perform Grammy tribute to David Bowie

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI It’s a joyful day for the Little Monsters. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl in California, while actress Marlee Matlin will perform the song in American Sign Language. This is...

Video: Man Rescues Deer From Freezing River, Tells Heroic Story in American Sign Language

A good Samaritan receives a PETA award for risking his life to get a frightened animal out of a frozen river. The post Video: Man Rescues Deer From Freezing River, Tells Heroic Story in American Sign Language appeared first on PETA.

Koko The Gorilla Probably Doesn't Understand Climate Change

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Some scientists are more than a little skeptical of a viral video featuring Koko the gorilla giving a "speech" on conservation. Koko is known for her purported ability to use a modified version of American Sign Language to communicate...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Dark Web; 15 ridiculous things rightist media said about climate change in 2015

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today ’s  comic  by Matt Bors is  Sign language : • Remembering 18 politically engaged people who died in 2015. • Two rare bees on the verge of federal protection: When most Americans think about bees, they think about the honeybee — a European immigrant. Show More Summary

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