Posts by Liana



We Asked, You Answered! Updated Demo.

After our initial demo launch, we asked for your feedback. Here are some of the changes:  New video player slow-motion moved the play button so it doesn’t interfere with the video custom buttons on the player Tools to help you measure your progress while studying progress bar flag that pops. . . + Read More

Names (and “Sign Names”) in ASL

Hi! My name is _________. The ASL alphabet is an essential function of the language and is often relied upon by beginners to communicate while learning more vocabulary.  Check them out below.     Challenge: Learn your ABCs, then post a video on Facebook or Instagram fingerspelling your name (add. . . + Read More

ASL Poetry

Every language has art forms centered around it (poetry, music, etc) and ASL is no exception. This post will dive into popular styles and devices used in ASL poetry. Many thanks to Kenneth Lerner, at RIT for interviewing, teaching, and sharing poetry resources! Poetic Devices  Speed changes can be used. . . + Read More

Blitz Spotlight: Deaf Refugee Advocacy

We contacted Diana Pryntz, Robert Tawney and Marta Tawney, co-founders of Deaf Refugee Advocacy (DRA), to learn more about how the organization started and what they do. To summarize, DRA is a Rochester-based organization that helps Deaf refugees learn English, ASL, culture, and assimilate into the community while staying true. . . + Read More

Blitz Spotlight: SLB Founder, Chris Morrison

Read this post to learn about Sign Language Blitz founder, Christopher Morrison!   What made you want to start Sign Language Blitz? There are three big reasons why I started Sign Language Blitz.   First and foremost I want to give back.  Sign Language Blitz [allows me to use] my. . . + Read More

How to Be Deaf Friendly at Work

Chances are, if you work in service, you’ve had a Deaf customer.  If you don’t sign, the language barrier could leave you wondering how to connect. ASL in Customer Service Working with the public is about communication.  That’s why Ugly Duck Coffee in Rochester, NY, hosted an ASL crash course. . . + Read More

Blitz Spotlight: Personal Trainer Janna Luksha

What does being a fitness professional in the Deaf community look like?  We linked up with certified personal trainer Janna Luksha to find out. In essence, what services do you offer? “I train at Max Effort Training and the Eastside YMCA and offer 1-on-1, small group personal training, and classes.”. . . + Read More

Blitz Spotlight: Photographer Ceasar Jones

Today we are spotlighting Cesar Jones, a Rochester, New York entrepreneur with photography businesses who happens to be Deaf. Cesar can you tell us about a little about yourself? Hi there, I’m photographer based in Rochester, New York. As a child, I had an interest in traditional art. After being. . . + Read More

What is ASL?

American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual language that uses the face, hands, and body. Signed languages, like spoken ones, are not universal. ASL is used in the United States, but there are many others worldwide, including BSL (British Sign Language) and LSE (Spanish Sign Language). Instead of telling, American. . . + Read More