Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne are the founders of Babelverse, a TNW Conference 2012 alumni focused on human translation technology. Stephanie Jo Kent is a certified American Sign Language interpreter and works at Babelverse as a researcher and trainer in... Keep reading ?
Luigi signs the American Sign Language word for lesbian multiple times in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. http://t.co/WGSpuH0OLW — VGFacts (@vgfacts) October 17, 2013 Well look at that. A bit of trivia I never knew! Mom Brain knows sign language. I should have asked her!
Amy K. Nelson's Slate story (with video) about Holly Maniatty, "a self-described Vermont farm girl who holds degrees in both American Sign Language linguistics and brain science" and specializes in being a sign language interpreter for rock and rap concerts, is a fascinating read: Signing a rap show requires more than just literal translation. Show More Summary
In recent years, a lot of large-scale events, including concerts and speeches, have added American Sign Language interpreters to help those with hearing impairments have a better experience. The work that they do is intricate and heartfelt, and it also looks really cool. Show More Summary
Meet Amber Galloway-Gallego, an American Sign Language translator who apparently specializes in expertly translating lyrics to hip-hop songs into sign language during shows. Allow her to show you how to say “pssy and patron” in signShow More Summary
A new app for Google Glass makes communication a little easier between parents and their hearing-impaired children. SMARTSign teaches ASL (American Sign Language) to Glass wearers. Kim Xu, a recent Human-Centered Computing Ph.D. graduate...Show More Summary
Next week, I’ll announce my next huge 3 month project in the email list (sign up on the top-right of the site to find out before I announce it on the blog or elsewhere), and you’ll see plenty of language learning updates as I start from...Show More Summary
In my practice, as in most medical practices, we accommodate patients’ particular needs in all kinds of ways: wheelchair accessible rooms and hallways, interpreters of virtually all languages including American Sign Language, gowns and instruments in a wide range of sizes, information sheets and videos suitable for patients with a variety of educational backgrounds. No [...]
by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado August 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Representatives of 38 Latin American and Caribbean countries have signed onto a document that includes language urging the region to, “Ensure … the availability of safe, good-quality abortion services for women with unwanted and unaccepted pregnancies.”…
That is the time for us, Deaf America to mobilize to get the constitutional amendment to protect our minority or community language use with American Sign Language (ASL).My 2006 "RLMDEAF" blog posting did urge Deaf America to get the congressional legislation for the protection of our minority / community language use known as American Sign Language. Show More Summary
A young Redditor named Harrison performs pop music for your eyes.
A few years ago, comedian and actor Robin Williams spent time with Koko, an amazing gorilla who is fluent in American Sign Language. His visit ended up in a sweet interspecies tickle fight. video via Gonindunit2 via Rawforbeauty Thanks Shari!
The Wu-Tang Clan performed at Bonnaroo 2013, which would have been noteworthy enough, but it was an unexpected attendee who stole the show: Their American Sign Language interpreter! As the remaining members of the legendary hip-hop ensemble...Show More Summary
The best part of Mayor Bloomberg's many, many press conferences during Hurricane Sandy wasn't his Spanish recaps or Ray Kelly's turtleneck ensembles—it was Lydia Callis, the American Sign Language translator who genuinely kept us engaged during Bloomberg's droll recaps. Show More Summary
The Wu-Tang Clan are known for their "W" hand sign called "Throwing up the Wu" but American Sign Language interpreter Holly stole the show during their recent Bonnaroo performance. Assigned to interpret for the Wu-Tang Clan, R.Kelly,...Show More Summary
The star of 'Tribes' at the Mark Taper Forum talks about how deaf and hard-of-hearing children are raised, the importance of American Sign Language, lip-reading and new technology such as cochlear implants, and fear of losing deaf community...Show More Summary
OK, so the thing about chimps is that their grammar is just terrible. It doesn’t seem to matter if they’ve been signing away in American Sign Language or pounding away on a keyboard for donkey’s years. They just don’t get it. Heck, you can’t even convince ‘em to stop typing in all caps. A statistical [...]Show More Summary
A dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto in a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursion...
ABC Family’s groundbreaking all American Sign Language episode of its award-winning original series “Switched at Birth”
This is Barbie Parker giving an expressive performance in front of a crowd of thousands of cheering fans at Lollapalooza. If her name doesn’t ring a bell in your mental dictionary of rock stars, that’s because she’s never been a headliner–she’s a sign language interpreter who performs alongside hugely popular musical acts like Jack White [...]