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Strictly Come Dancing Spikes Google Searches For Learning Sign Language

Strictly Come Dancing Performance Prompts a Surge in Google Searches for “Learn Sign Language”

  Deaf UK TV actor Rose Ayling-Ellis, 2022 winner of the televised British dance contest Strictly Come Dancing, seems to have inspired many people to learn sign language. The actor’s Viennese waltz, performed with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, introduced Sign Language choreography to the highly successful BBC show. The dance was charged with emotion and […]

Top reasons to learn American Sign Language - Coldplay is Hiring

Top Reasons to Learn American Sign Language – Coldplay is Hiring Interpreters to Make Their Concerts More Accessible to All

Seeing one’s favorite musical artist perform live on stage or attending a live concert by a popular band is an event each person should be able to enjoy at least once in a lifetime. But this goal is not easy for everyone to achieve. Fortunately, recent technological advances are helping to broaden the scope of […]

The Simpsons Makes History with Deaf Voice Actors and the Use of ASL

The Simpsons Makes History with Deaf Voice Actors and the Use of ASL

  Season 33, episode 17 of the long-running hit animated sitcom The Simpsons titled “The Sound of Bleeding Gums” is noteworthy for its use of American Sign Language (ASL) (although the characters have only four fingers), and for its casting of Deaf actor John Autry II to voice the Deaf character Monk.  Through this role, […]

Death Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low: Founder of the Girl Scouts and A Deaf Champion Who Wouldn’t Hear “No”

Juliette Gordon Low: A Deaf Champion Who Wouldn’t Hear “No” Each year Girl Scouts all around the US celebrate October 31st as their movement’s Founder’s Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. Blazing a trail for countless young girls to follow and living a life of […]

BAFTA Winners Make Statement on Behalf of Sign Language

BAFTA Winners’ Dance Routine Makes a Great Statement on Behalf of Sign Language

For their appearance on the UK television show Strictly Come Dancing, Deaf TV star Rose Ayling-Ellis and her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice won the Must-See Moment BAFTA, an award category that’s voted for by members of the viewing public. During their ballroom dance to the band Clean Bandit’s song “Symphony,” the music was switched […]

Hearing Toddler Interprets for Deaf Dad Using American Sign Language

Hearing Toddler Interprets for Deaf Dad Using American Sign Language

Hearing Toddler Interprets for Deaf Dad Using American Sign Language From first learning how to walk to achieving success in potty training, young children inevitably amaze their parents when they reach milestones in their lives. And each family has its own particular milestones that they look forward to seeing their youngsters hit. For deaf father, […]

Troy Kotsur Teaches American Sign Language

Troy Kotsur Appears on Sesame Street Teaching American Sign Language

Troy Kotsur Appears on Sesame Street Teaching American Sign Language  Academy Award-winning Deaf actor Troy Kotsur recently appeared in an episode of the timeless PBS children’s show ‘Sesame Street” teaching American Sign Language. Mr. Kotsur was on set to teach two of the Muppets and the show’s global audience the regularly featured “Word of the […]

International Day of Sign Languages

Key Points to Remember about International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages 2022   Sign languages are visual forms of communication that convey information through the use of hand and facial gestures or symbols. The gestures or symbols used in sign language are organized in a linguistic way that includes grammar and word order (syntax). Each individual gesture is called a sign. […]

Understanding and Learning American Sign Language

Understanding and Learning American Sign Language

Understanding and Learning American Sign Language What is American Sign Language? Learning American Sign Language is trending now more than ever before. Commonly referred to as ‘ASL,’ American sign language is a natural language that began via contact with English and has evolved through continued use since its 19th-century origin at the American School for […]