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Do all deaf people benefit from hearing aids?

Do all deaf people benefit from hearing aids?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Monday, August 1, 2022

Are hearing aids a good solution for all deaf people? Read the article to get more perspective on the use of hearing aids.
What is Fingerspelling?

What is Fingerspelling?

By Brenda Cartwright
Monday, July 18, 2022

Are you wondering what fingerspelling means, or when to fingerspell words? Are you interested in learning good ways of practicing fingerspelling? Read the article for some very helpful information.
What is the correct terminology when referring to deaf people?

What is the correct terminology when referring to deaf people?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Do you know the difference between the terms Deaf and deaf? Read the article to become culturally aware of the terminology accepted for referring to deaf people.
Name Signs: What Are They and How Does a Person Get a Name Sign?

Name Signs: What Are They and How Does a Person Get a Name Sign?

By Brenda Cartwright
Sunday, June 26, 2022

What is a name sign, how do you use it in conversation, and how are name signs given? Read the article to find the answers.
White House Hires Deaf ASL Interpreter

White House Hires Deaf ASL Interpreter

By Julie Paes
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The White House hired its first full-time Deaf ASL interpreter. Along with a hearing ASL interpreter, this team of two brings long-needed and effective ASL interpretation to the highest office in the land. Read the article to learn more about this breakthrough for inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing populations.
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, (7) No vs. 20 vs. Duck vs. Chicken, and (8) 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.