Clueless police in Hawthorne, CA tasered a deaf man trying to tell the police that the snowboard he was carrying was loaned to him by a friend. In a federal complaint for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Jonathan Meister claims the attack could have been avoided had Hawthorne trained its police officers to […]
American Sign Language interpreters Austin W. Andrews and Jeremy Weston of Awti Productions partnered with the Texas School for the Deaf to create KnowThat?!, a series of videos exploring fascinating and sometimes offbeat science topics using American Sign Language. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
Did you know that until the 1960s, American Sign Language use was discouraged among deaf students? Educational leaders, most of whom were not deaf, thought deaf people could assimilate to a hearing lifestyle by learning to speak English and lip read. Show More Summary
A classroom at the Southern School for the Colored Deaf and Blind, in Scotlandville, La. The school was established in 1938. (Image courtesy of Joseph Hill, Black ASL Project) Joseph Hill, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, believes he is the only black, deaf, Ph.D. Show More Summary
Many people have heard the story of Koko the gorilla and her kittens. Koko uses American Sign Language to communicate with the humans at the Gorilla Foundation who care for her; in addition to knowing approximately 1,000 signs, she can understand more than 2,000 spoken English words. Show More Summary
Sheena McFeely is a deaf mom with a YouTube channel where she and her husband Manny Johnson teach signs with the help of their two adorable daughters, one deaf, one hearing, both native, fluent users of American Sign Language. She recently...Show More Summary
For the past 31 years, the Seattle Men's Chorus has employed the same American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for deaf audiences. But members of the deaf community say that Kevin Gallagher, the chorus’s only interpreter, is unintelligible. Show More Summary
An American Sign Language interpreter orated Thamsanqa Jantjie’s signs to hilarious effect—a la Bad Lip Reading, or Buffalax.
December 9 through 13 is Clerc-Gallaudet Week, a time to focus on the importance of American Sign Language.
Because it depends on economy of expression, sign language is often far from subtle. Many evolve by matching terms and expressions with simple visual indicators tied to popularly held beliefs. Like the fact that Americans are nuts. According...Show More Summary
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