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

The ‘Deaf President Now’ Movement

36 years ago, the ‘Deaf President Now’ movement ignited a revolution. Feels like just yesterday this amazing organization was born. What began as a fight for the first Deaf president at Gallaudet University blossomed into an international conversation about representation.  Deaf President Now paved the way for future generations to. . . + Read More

Irish Sign Language: History + Culture

Dia dhuit, lovely people! (translated: Hello or literally, God to you in Gaelic) Come in and sit down to have cuppa and biscuits with me! Lemme regale you with stories about the Deaf people’s language, history and culture. The History of Irish Sign Language According to Wikipedia, the origins of. . . + 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

Black Deaf History

At Sign Language Blitz we recognize our shared humanity, and our collective need to observe our specific cultural heritages & histories.  We support people across boundaries of race, faith, orientation and identities in the face of ongoing discrimination, injustice, bias, and lack of inclusion.  Though information and education exist, bias. . . + 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

An Accessible Football Helmet

On October 7, 2023, the Gallaudet University Bison football team made history when they played while wearing helmets designed for Deaf and hard of hearing players. Gallaudet, a private college for Deaf and hard of hearing students located in Washington D.C., defeated the visiting Hilbert College Hawks by a score. . . + Read More

How Do Deaf People Learn to Read?

The path to literacy for Deaf individuals is unique compared to hearing individuals, as they navigate a spoken language-centric world to master reading. This blog unravels the strategies and experiences that enable literacy development within the Deaf community. From birth, Deaf infants are frequently exposed to visual forms of communication,. . . + Read More

What Language Do Deaf People Think In?

Language is often seen as the foundation of thought, allowing ideas to take form and perceptions to be shared. For the Deaf, the link between language and thought is unique and captivating. This exploration dives into the fascinating question: What language do Deaf people think in? Visual Languages and Spatial. . . + Read More