They can’t hear the words, but that didn’t stop a group of deaf performing arts professionals from making a beautiful video, now going viral, set to the song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen in American Sign Language (ASL). The video...Show More Summary
Last weekend, singer/songwriter Sia was accompanied by a noteworthy performer as she sang her hit "Chandelier" on Saturday Night Live. With his face painted white like a mime, the visual performer used a mix of expressive American Sign Language and interpretive gestures to bring Sia's words to life. Show More Summary
Artist Alex Solis adds cartoon mnemonic devices to the American Sign Language alphabet with his Signs & Doodles series. Little cartoon characters interact with each sign in the alphabet to help you remember the correct position of your fingers. Read more...
To help people learn the American Sign Language alphabet, artist Alex Solis (previously) has created an adorable illustration series in which the hand sign for each letter is paired with a drawing of an animal or thing that starts with the same letter. Solis has created a book of the series entitled Signs & Doodles. […]
"People think everyone signs the same all over the world," says Cook. "But of course each country has their own [sign language], because it's related to culture."
One country, two worlds — as if that needed reiterating. Frances Stead Sellers reports, in the Washington Post: Carolyn McCaskill remembers exactly when she discovered that she couldn’t understand white people. It was 1968, she was 15...Show More Summary
This is a very thorough introduction to signing in both American Sign Language and Signed English.
American Sign Language isn't a translation of English. It's a language with its own grammar and idioms. Sign language speakers also have their own accents. Learn how this language, like every other, undergoes regionalization and shifts in tone. Read more...
Ars Technica profiles the Uni, a tablet that is designed to translate American Sign Language into spoken English and vice versa. The startup company behind the Uni hopes that the device will help the deaf and hearing impaired communicate in a variety of everyday situations without relying on a human interpreter. For the Uni to [...]
Hawaii is the halfway point between our families, but that’s not the only reason we chose to get married there. We picked Hawaii because going to the States gave us access to American Sign Language interpreters (the tropical island thing was also a plus). Show More Summary
Matt Fraction & David Aja's "Hawkeye" #19 told its story via American Sign Language, and as it turns out the issue was inspired by a teenage girl.
These campers get "Happy" with their ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation of Pharrell Williams hit song.
This video gives new meaning to the term "happy campers."
If you’re a fan of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” – and who isn’t? – prepare to get even Happy-er after watching these deaf teenagers’ interpretation of the song in American Sign Language (ASL). According to Huffington Post, this new interpretation was filmed at Deaf Film Camp, a yearly camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers interested
American Sign Language interpreter Tina Cleveland and her fiancé Paul Sirimarco were riding in the car together when they decided to have some fun.
Robin Williams was invited to meet Koko the Gorilla, who is fluent in American sign language, back in 2001 and they immediately formed a connection and became friends. The late actor described the meeting as “unforgettable” and The Gorilla Foundation‘s president Dr. Penny Patterson said that “Koko instantly connected with Robin.” When news of his [...]
Following innovative productions of musicals like "Pippin" and "Big River" that were performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles has set its sights on a more contemporary theatrical crowdpleaser: "Spring Awakening," the Tony Award-winning...
Los Angeles fiancees Paul Sirimarco and Tina Cleveland shot some dashboard video as they performed “You’re the One That I Want” from the musical Grease in American Sign Language, while driving down he road. Cleveland is an ASL interpreter and Sirimarco has been learning sign language so the couple can duet.
Tina Cleveland and Paul Sirimarco are not your average sing and be cute with each other kind of couple. As an ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreter, Tina, is used to speaking with her hands. Her fiancé, Paul, is “an amazing fiancé who learns signs so [they] can do song interpretations together” (YouTube Description). With just […]
(YouTube link) Paul and Tina Sirimarco perform in the car to with the song “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease in American Sign Language..and it’s just as cute as can be! Tina is an ASL interpreter and Paul learned ASL because he loves Tina. Show More Summary