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Restaurant Servers Learn Sign Language and Sign ‘Happy Birthday’ to a Deaf Boy

Two waitresses at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant learn sign language and sign ‘Happy Birthday’ to a young Deaf Boy Here is a post that might inspire you to learn sign language from a whole new perspective. – Occasionally, people who work in jobs that serve the public go above and beyond the call of duty […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

OSU Led the Way to Learn American Sign Language With its ASL Bachelor’s Degree

OSU Led the Way to Learn American Sign Language With its ASL Bachelor’s Degree If your desire was to learn American Sign Language (ASL) in the 1800’s fewer educational organizations could offer more value than Oklahoma State University. Founded on December 25, 1890 in Stillwater, OK under the name Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Oklahoma […]

Meteorologist Gets Popular After Using American Sign Language in Her Forecasts

Meteorologist Gets Popular After Using American Sign Language in Her Forecasts Oklahoma meteorologist Mikayla Smith is making TV weather forecasting more accessible to a wider audience and in the process is rousing interest in meteorology for the next generation of forecasters. Mikayla initiated “Signing Science with Smith,” a program that makes use of American Sign […]

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 […]

A Young Girl Decided to Learn Sign Language to Give a Tender Message to Her Deaf Delivery Man

A Young Girl Decided to Learn Sign Language to Give a Tender Message to Her Deaf Delivery Man Approximately 2% of people in the US are deaf or nearly deaf, and many others report having difficulties with hearing even if they are not totally deaf. According to World Federation of the Deaf statistics, the population […]

Happy First Day of Fall!

  We would like to wish all of our students a very happy first day of fall. Seasonal Quote of the month: As the colors show signs of change for the season, so can the languages for life. – Start ASL Ready to learn American Sign Language? Check out Start ASL, where you learn ASL […]

American Sign Language Increases Deaf Awareness and Touches Hearts

More and more people are learning American Sign Language to be able to communicate with their loved ones or friendly strangers to make someone’s day. There are many great stories to tell. Check out how these stories have an impact on the Deaf community and make a difference in people’s lives. Meteorologist Goes Viral After […]

How to Understand and Learn American Sign Language

Have you added learn American Sign Language to your to-do list? It can be fun, but it can also be scary to learn a new language. You may wonder how and where to get started. When you make the decision to learn ASL, your first thought is probably to jump online and find out where […]

Help Your Baby Learn Sign Language

Learn Sign Language For Babies Learn sign language basics such as eat, sleep, more, play, milk, etc. These basic signs are called baby signs. Many people get confused between Baby Signs and American Sign Language; they are not considered the same thing. According to the Baby Sign article, “As a result, this encourages a number […]

Learn American Sign Language like Fans of Makkari (Eternals Star)?

Learn American Sign Language From Big Hit Movies More and more people are wanting to learn American sign language. Now, people can learn ASL from big hit movies such as Eternals, Quiet Place Part 1 & 2, Godzilla vs. Kong, CODA, and many more. Have you noticed that American Sign Language and Deaf roles are becoming […]

Can AI learn American Sign Language? Just Ask a Student Developer in India

  Learn American Sign Language From AI How cool would it be if artificial intelligence (AI) could learn American Sign Language? Is it even possible? Well, a student in India named Priyanjali Gupta developed an AI model that turned sign language into English. Gupta was a third-year engineer from India’s Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). […]

How to Immerse Yourself in the Deaf Community?

It is exciting to learn American Sign Language and now you are ready to use it in the real-world, but you do not know where to go or how to meet people. Do not worry, this article will help guide you towards the right direction of stepping foot in the Deaf community. Firstly, you can […]

How to be an Ally for the Deaf Community

What does it mean to be an Ally? An Ally, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as to join (yourself) with another person or group to get or give support. So, what does it mean to be a Deaf Ally? A Deaf ally is a person usually who is hearing, joins the Deaf community […]

Deaf Friends or Deaf Dating | Social ASL

In general, have you noticed it is hard to find the love of your life, or you just moved to a new area and are craving to make new friends? Especially if you just started learning American Sign Language and there are not a lot of Deaf people to find as a practice partner in […]

Top 10 & 25 American Sign Language Signs for Beginners – The Most Know Top 10 & 25 ASL Signs to Learn First

  Have you been wanting or thinking about learning a new language? You’ve come to right place! American Sign Language (ASL) is a beautiful visual language to learn and it is a form of communication that bridges the gap between the Deaf and hearing communities. There are many questions such as if ASL is hard […]

Hit of COVID – Communication Barriers For the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and How to Handle It

Ever since the pandemic hit in February 2019, people began masking up to protect themselves from catching and spreading the deadly virus. The mask and a few additional protections such as double masks, plastic face coverings, or plastic walls between the speaker and receiver have created huge communication barriers between the hearing and the Deaf […]

Deaf Schools Versus Mainstream Schools

There are two different major types of schooling for Deaf people. Deaf schools also known as Deaf institutes are specially for Deaf students only. This means the communication and teaching are in American Sign Language (ASL) and all the students are Deaf. Mainstream schools means that deaf kids are put in classrooms with other hearing […]