Articles by BRENDA CARTWRIGHT

How do people become deaf?

How do people become deaf?

By Marta Belsky and Brenda Cartwright
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

There are several causes of deafness. Read the article to learn about specific causes.
Signing Space When Fingerspelling

Signing Space When Fingerspelling

By Brenda Cartwright
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

It is important to be consistent with your posture and hand placement to create the best signing space when fingerspelling. Check out these useful tips for best results.
Signs That Are Close... But Not the Same — Numbers

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

By Brenda Cartwright
Wednesday, August 31, 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 signs related to numbers: (1) 3 vs. 6 vs. 9, (2) 6 vs. 7 vs. 8 vs. 9, (3) 72 vs. 76, (4) Single Digit vs. Teen Numbers, (5) Double Numbers, (6) 99 vs. French Fries, (7) Rocking Numbers, and (8) 1,000 vs. 1,000,000
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.
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 / He / Her vs. Your / His / Hers (4) Your vs. My, (5) My / Mine vs. I / Me, (6) Deaf vs. Dorm vs. Home vs. Native American, (7) Good vs. Bad, (8) No vs. 20 vs. Duck vs. Chicken, and (9) Meet (as in “I met”) vs. Meet (as in “meet me”) vs. Meet (as in “they met”) vs. MEET (as in, "to meet many people").
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.