Tag Archives: ASL

Sign Language Interpreters

Many people have questions about sign language interpreters. Below is some basic information about sign language interpreters and how to work with one. More detailed information about sign language interpreters will be provided in future posts. What does a sign … Continue reading

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What Language Do Deaf People Think In?

What language do deaf people think in? Not all deaf people are the same. This means that deaf people think in the language they have been taught. (An exception is when oral deafies learn sign and vice versa.) For example, … Continue reading

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3 Forms of Sign Language: ASL vs. PSE vs. SEE

There are three major forms of Sign Language currently used in the United States: American Sign (ASL), Pidgin Signed English (PSE), and Signed Exact English (SEE). American Sign Language (ASL) ASL is used by many deaf in the United States, … Continue reading

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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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