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Nyle DiMarco’s ASL Survival Guide Will Teach You How To Sign Britney Spears (And More)

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

"America's Next Top Model" contestant Nyle DiMaco has released a new video in which he teaches American Sign Language for Internet terms like "on fleek."

Watch: Nyle DiMarco's ASL Guide to Internet Lingo

6 days agoLGBT / Gay :

From the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening to America's Next Top Model's break-out deaf competitor, Nyle DiMarco, interest in American Sign Language (ASL) is reaching new heights. The actor/advocate/model, who hopes that deaf culture...Show More Summary

Adele's 'Hello' Is Even More Powerful In This Breathtaking Sign Language Interpretation

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Hello - Adele ASL Interpretation from Molly Lou Bartholomew on Vimeo. We know you cried when you first heard Adele's "Hello." Well, get prepared to tear up again.  Molly Bartholomew performed a stunning American Sign Language interpretation of Adele's recent hit and shared a video of it on Vimeo earlier this month. Show More Summary

Adele's "Hello" in Sign Language offers another way to cry while experiencing Adele.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Molly Lou Bartholomew produced an interpretation of Adele's "Hello" in American Sign Language. "Hello" is already a force to be reckoned with. Its lyrics have been used in text message conversations to hilariously confuse ex-boyfriends, created numerous parodies, and even a narration of the video like a nature documentary. Show More Summary

Deaf Woman To Get $750,000 For Hellish Ordeal With NYPD

last monthNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- A New York City woman, who is deaf and says NYPD officers wrongfully arrested her and then ignored her pleas for an American Sign Language interpreter, has settled her lawsuit against the city for $750,000, a sum her lawyers...Show More Summary

Koko the Gorilla Adopts a Couple of Adorable Kittens on Her 44th Birthday

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Koko the famous gorilla who became well known for her ability to learn American Sign Language, was given the opportunity to adopt two kittens from a litter of six on the fourth of July, her 44th birthday. Koko picked a silver tabby that she named Ms. Gray from of the litter, but an insistent Ms. […]

Watch Gorilla Koko Use Sign Language to Tell Trainers She Has Adopted Two Tiny Cats [VIDEO]

Koko the gorilla is famous for having learned a large number of hand signs from a modified version of American Sign Language. But what she has learned now is beyond

Koko the genius gorilla adopted kittens, as geniuses do

Koko, the gorilla famous for her mastery of American Sign Language, really loves kittens. She got her first fuzzy little friend in 1984, and impressed her caretakers with the emotional connection she forged with All Ball For Koko's 44th birthday, she was given the opportunity to select two new kitten friends — Ms. Show More Summary

Koko the gorilla finally got the 'babies' she always wanted: a pair of adorable kittens.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

These kittens are in love with the Koko the gorilla. The great ape, who is famous for her ability to speak in a modified American Sign Language, celebrated her 44th birthday this summer. Like so many 44-year-old women, Koko has gone a bit baby-crazy, continuing to sign the word 'baby' and carrying gorilla dolls in her arms. Show More Summary

InterContinental Geneva has the views

I have always wondered why places are called different names in different languages? I wanted to title this piece InterContinental Geneve, like the sign reads on the hotel wall. Since I write primarily for an American audience, I figured I better stick with the better known spelling Geneva. Show More Summary

A “Spring” Reawakening on Broadway

NEW YORK — Their hands fluttering up to form what look like little arches, the cast members of Deaf West Theatre’s “Spring Awakening” offer an initial glimpse of how American Sign Language adds an extra, touching dimension to the poetry of this fervent 2006 musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. It’s the opening song, “Mama Who Bore […]

Creative genius turns 90s sign language tapes into a music video about dick jokes.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Fun fact: American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most common language in the US after English and Spanish. That's the most you're going to learn about sign language today, though, despite the fact that this video from Rufus Paisley (creatively titled "") consists of nothing but 90s ASL instructional VHS footage. Show More Summary

Teens At Deaf Film Camp Put Soulful Sign Language Spin On Phillip Phillips' 'Home'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

A group of talented teen filmmakers is making sure everyone feels at home. Teens at Deaf Film Camp, a two-week camp for aspiring filmmakers who are deaf or hard of hearing, have released their 2015 American Sign Language music videoShow More Summary

Apes may be closer to speaking than many scientists think

Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech.

America fact of the day

Today, the most studied language in U.S. higher education, behind Spanish and French, is a homegrown one: American Sign Language. The study of Spanish, by the way, is slightly in decline. That is all from Charles King, “The Decline of International Studies: Why Flying Blind is Dangerous.“

At Jacket 2, Jerome Rothenberg Relates ASL to Poetry

Poems in the air? For his latest post at Jacket 2, Jerome Rothenberg discusses American Sign Language and its relationship to poetry. Can American Sign Language be a medium for poetry? You bet! Rothenberg digs into the history of ASL and poetry. From Jacket 2: [The great breakthrough resulting from a new signing poetry in […]

Emoji Aren’t Silly—They Could Actually Help the Deaf

Two activists want the Unicode Consortium to add the American Sign Language handshape for "I love you" to Unicode 9. The post Emoji Aren’t Silly—They Could Actually Help the Deaf appeared first on WIRED.

A Language That Has Only 123 Words (And You Can Say All You Want With It)

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“While the Oxford English Dictionary contains a quarter of a million entries, and even Koko the gorilla communicates with over 1,000 gestures in American Sign Language, the total vocabulary of Toki Pona is a mere 123 words.”

Theatre News: Misty Copeland, ‘Spring Awakening,’ and Jimmy Carter on Broadway, Harry Potter to Play London

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new production of Spring Awakening will arrive on Broadway this fall, producers announced this week. Recently staged in L.A., the acclaimed Deaf West Theatre production will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and...Show More Summary

'Moms, ignore the opinions that don't matter': A deaf mom speaks out

A young, deaf, single mom uses American Sign Language in an inspiring video about the way mothers are judged, and she does it all from her tub.

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