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7 Tips for Sign Language Learners

Tracy Stine | Posted 11.09.2015 | Education
Tracy Stine

What is the fascination with American Sign Language? The seamless motion of hands moving to convey understanding between deaf people seem to have the ...

Adele's 'Hello' Is Even More Powerful In This Breathtaking Sign Language Interpretation

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.09.2015 | Good News

Hello - Adele ASL Interpretation from Molly Lou Bartholomew on Vimeo. We know you cried when you first heard Adele's "Hello." Well, get prepar...

Video Of Deaf Woman’s Starbucks Drive-Thru Order Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News

For members of the deaf community, ordering food or drinks at a drive-thru can be a frustrating, or even impossible, experience. But as one deaf...

Dear Media: Stop Describing the Deaf as 'Mute'

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.03.2015 | Media
Lydia L. Callis

While reading news stories about Geeta -- the "deaf, mute girl" -- in mainstream American outlets, I can't help but feel like we've transported a half century backwards in our acceptance of deafness.

That Time Artie Lange Made A Sign Language Interpreter Cry On Stage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.25.2015 | Comedy

Artie Lange stopped by to chat with HuffPost Live on Thursday and recounted quite the memorable experience with a sign language interpreter ...

The Internet Opens a Window to the Deaf World

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

While mainstream media still struggles to integrate diversity into programming, the internet offers a vastly different experience. People around the globe, of all backgrounds and abilities, are uploading original new content every day, smashing boring stereotypes and changing the way we view different cultures.

Name Signs, What's That About?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Many hearing people are surprised to learn that the deaf community has it's own unique naming system. The only true way to get a name sign is to be given one by individuals who are deaf, since ASL is their native language.

What I Learned When I Dated a Deaf Man

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

I was welcomed into the community and his family, and within a couple of weeks I was given a name-sign by his youngest sister.

Swedish Sign Language Interpreter Becomes Viral Video Star

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Good News

A Swedish sign language interpreter is stealing the Internet’s heart this week with a spirited, smile-inducing performance. According to this Yo...

Strangers Learned Sign Language To Give Deaf Man A Sense Of Belonging

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News

A man who has a hearing impairment was able to enjoy a day free from obstacles, in the video above. A moving, new advertisement from Samsung featur...

Explore the Silent World of Deaf America

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

With so many people finally embracing this second American language, there has never been a better time to learn to sign.

This Fraternity Proves There's No Excuse To Not Get The Message On Ending Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.17.2014 | College

The Kappa Gamma fraternity at Gallaudet University created a public service announcement to raise awareness about campus sexual assault, in sign langu...

The Incredible Moment When A Teen Who Was Born Deaf Learns To Communicate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

Patrick Otema was born deaf. The 15-year-old is said to live in a remote area of Uganda, and with no access to schools for the deaf he’s never learn...

Hearing the Voice of the Deaf Community

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Using the tools of the modern age, the deaf community is able to amplify its voice. Finally, the mainstream world is staring to listen.

Woman Signs Song To Deaf Friend At Festival, Proves Music Is A Universally Beautiful Language

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

This concertgoer understands that the best way to enjoy music is by sharing it with your friends. A video uploaded to Instagram captures a sweet m...

Working with a Sign Language Interpreter: The Dos and Don'ts

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

If you don't regularly work with sign language interpreters, you might not know that there are certain rules and expectations. To avoid complicating the conversation, making the interaction uncomfortable, or even offending the Deaf individual, here are some basic guidelines to follow:

Deaf Singers Introduce Us To An Entirely New 'Happy' Dance

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

A group of teenaged campers is proving you don't need to hear "Happy" to feel it. The ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams' mega-hit song, filme...

Deafness Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Instead of dictating how young deaf people should live their lives, parents can work together with their child to find the most comfortable way of adapting.

WATCH: Ever Seen A Sign Language Singalong? It's Fantastic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News

This puts all those "Frozen" car singalong videos to shame. Tina Cleveland, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, and her fiancé, Paul Siri...

Four Habits of Expert Doctor-Communicators

Mila Golovine | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Mila Golovine

As an intern, young Conan considered himself privileged to be working under Dr. Joseph Bell. At the University of Edinburgh Medical School, the good doctor was a legend.

Building Communication With a Deaf Child

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

After a lifetime of feeling excluded from your own family, believing they never really got to know you, how do you make up for lost time? What is there to talk about?

Every Kindergarten Holiday Concert Needs A Girl Like This One

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

The only thing cuter than kindergartners singing in their holiday concert is a KODA (kid of deaf adults) signing the show -- so that her parents can f...

NSFW: 9 Smutty Sign Language Phrases

Kristin Henson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Kristin Henson

It was so interesting to see what this other culture did to express the same taboo concepts, to see how we were united in that, hearing and deaf alike, we all thought about these unmentionable things and put names to them.

Happy Birthday T4C!

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a world within our world that moves without fussing and shouting. It labors within our daily lives with a steady pace that is unlikely to slow down. This world is a reality for Translators4Children.

Talk To Your TV.. In Sign Language

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.02.2013 | Technology

The Xbox has taken yet another step beyond just playing games. Microsoft is developing a translation and conversation program for sign language on ...