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Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same — Introductions

Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same — Introductions

By Brenda Cartwright
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. The signs discussed in this article include (1) Name vs. Weight, (2) I vs. You, (3) You vs. Your, (4) My vs. Your, (5) My / Mine vs. I / Me, (6) Good vs. Bad, and (7) Meet (as in “I met”) vs. Meet (as in “meet me”) vs. Meet (as in “they met”).
8 Myths About Deaf People

8 Myths About Deaf People

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Are you interested to learn more about deaf people, and to gain clarity on some common misperceptions? Read on to get insight on how 8 myths about deaf people are debunked.
Historic Academy Awards for the Movie CODA and its Cast and Crew

Historic Academy Awards for the Movie CODA and its Cast and Crew

By Julie Paes and Brenda Cartwright
Monday, April 18, 2022

The movie CODA was nominated for three Academy Awards and won in each of those three categories! Read further to learn more about these historic wins for a movie featuring deaf actors.
Cooking Up Language with Signs: Fruit Pizza

Cooking Up Language with Signs: Fruit Pizza

By Jillian Winn and John Miller
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Today we’re cooking up Fruit Pizzas. These are so cute. You can easily customize them to be themed for a special event or holiday. It’s also fun to have kids decorate their own. The article features a recipe and accompanying Signing Savvy word list to get you started on an interactive cooking activity that is great for spicing up language learning at home or in the classroom.
Closed Captioning

Closed Captioning

By Brenda Cartwright
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Closed captioning took well over 30 years to appear after the onset of television programming. With laws now in place to mandate closed captioning for all new video programming, Deaf and hard of hearing consumers may finally make the most of watching television. However, captions benefit more than just the deaf — second language viewers, elderly with hearing issues, children learning to read, and really anyone watching a movie or show with audio that may be unclear at times (like characters speaking quickly or excitedly or with an accent) or when watching in a loud environment.
Does it matter which hand I sign with? Using Your Dominant Hand When Signing

Does it matter which hand I sign with? Using Your Dominant Hand When Signing

By Brenda Cartwright
Monday, March 28, 2022

Are you a new learner to signing and wondering which hand you should use ... especially if you are left-handed? Read on to discover tips on choosing which hand should be your "dominant hand" for signing.
Do deaf people drive?

Do deaf people drive?

By Brenda Cartwright
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Have you ever wondered about deaf people driving automobiles? Read the article for the answer and a better understanding.
What is American Sign Language (ASL)?

What is American Sign Language (ASL)?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Friday, February 18, 2022

American Sign Language (ASL) is a full, natural language that has developed through use. Read the article to learn more about ASLs complex and interesting characteristics and its relationship to Deaf culture.
Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Alphabet

Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same - Alphabet

By Brenda Cartwright
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

This article is part of our “Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same” series, which highlights signs that look similar, but have different meanings. These examples are all from the alphabet.
Living Loud:  I. King Jordan - First Deaf President of Gallaudet University

Living Loud: I. King Jordan - First Deaf President of Gallaudet University

By Brenda Cartwright
Monday, November 29, 2021

After a historical protest, I. King Jordan was named the 1st deaf president of the only liberal arts university for deaf students, Gallaudet University.