Category Archives: Culture

Way of life, patterns of thought, beliefs, behavior, customs, traditions, rituals, language, history, etc

Deaf Culture: The Basics

What is it? Deaf culture as defined by Dr. Barbara Kannapell (deaf professor at Gallaudet University): a set of learned behaviors and perceptions that shape the values and norms of deaf people based on their shared or common experiences. Deaf … Continue reading

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What is ASL? Where did it come from?

What is ASL? ASL stands for American Sign Language. ASL is a visual language, rather than a spoken language. With signing, the brain processes language through the eyes. The shape, placement, and movement of the hands, as well as facial … Continue reading

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Introduction to Signs of Life–ASL

Hey everyone! This blog was created to better help to bridge the gap between the Deaf World and the Hearing World. Through written word and video, it is my hope to increase knowledge and understanding of sign language and deaf … Continue reading

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