American Sign Language Handshapes

What is a mental movie and how do we produce them? When we visualize something in our minds, it’s like a movie scene of what we recall or imagine. It can be a memory or a possible situation we witnessed. When Deaf people think in English, they have words or. . . + Read More

Deaf Certified Interpreters

While American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are common, Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs) are less common.  However, CDIs share many similarities with ASL interpreters, possessing specialized knowledge and skills that ASL interpreters lack training in. The relationship between CDIs and ASL interpreters resembles that between Special Forces and a town Sheriff;. . . + Read More

Tips & Tricks for Learning ASL from a Deaf Teacher

After more than 30 years of teaching, I have advised students on how to enhance their American Sign Language (ASL) skills by improving fluency, retaining knowledge, and developing abilities. Instead of spending time googling numerous tips and tricks for learning ASL, here are some tried and true methods that will. . . + Read More

Tips & Tricks from an ASL Student

Learning a new language should be fun. Practicing shouldn’t feel like a chore, because we all know that if it does, you’re not going to keep at it.  On top of signing up for Sign Language Blitz, taking in-person classes, or going to Deaf events, there are other ways to. . . + Read More

Deaf Education: Oral vs Manual

Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell was a teacher at a deaf school in Boston? He was fluent in American Sign Language. His philosophy for the Deaf was advocating oralism. Bell took part in many historic events that nearly caused American Sign Language (ASL) to become extinct. Edward Miner. . . + Read More

Why Learn from Deaf Teachers

In life, we encounter an array of perspectives that broaden our understanding. But one under appreciated fountain of wisdom exists within the Deaf community. As we strive for inclusivity and embrace different abilities, it’s vital we acknowledge the singular insights Deaf teachers provide.  This blog unveils why learning from a. . . + Read More

Super Bowl LVIII ASL Performers

The National Association of the Deaf has just announced the 2024 Super Bowl performers for Super Bowl LVIII. They are Daniel Durant, Anjel Piñero, and Shaheem Sanchez. Super Bowl LVIII will take place on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Academy Award winning actor Daniel Durant will perform the. . . + Read More

“Standing on Business” ASL Trend

With the rise in popularity of videos on social media, American Sign Language has become the center of many trends. Recently, the phrase “Standing on Business” in ASL has been trending due to a Seattle Seahawks wide receiver’s touchdown celebration. Definition of “Standing on Business” According to Urban Dictionary, ”Standing. . . + Read More

Kevionn Woodard is Making History

Picture this. You’re ten years old. You just spent all day at basketball practice at your elementary school. You come home to your mom telling you the craziest news of your life. You’re the first Black Deaf actor to be nominated for an Emmy in the Guest Actor in a. . . + Read More