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Sign language meets dance on DWTS finale

Sign language meets dance on DWTS finale

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sign language was an integral part of Christina Aguilera's dance performance last night in the season 11 series finale of Dancing With the Stars. Check out the performance below. Don't you think the signing really enhances the emotional impact of the song and the ...
Sign Language Phone Calls with New iPhone FaceTime

Sign Language Phone Calls with New iPhone FaceTime

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, June 7, 2010

Apple announced the iPhone 4 today which will ship later this month. One of the really neat new features is FaceTime, which is mobile video calling. The demo video of the feature on their site shows a couple signing with each other. While we have been able to videoconference for some time on a computer via tools such as Skype and iChat, with the new iPhone, we can easily sign to each other over vast distances and not be ...
The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, July 13, 2009

Just for fun - In a recent episode of the Simpsons, titled "The Good, The Bad, and the Drugly", the bully Nelson Muntz, used American Sign Language to fingerspell his trademark "Haw Haw!" laugh rather than vocalize it. Like all Simpsons characters, Nelson has just four digits, which makes his fingerspelling a bit unique. Nelson signs about 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode. Watch the episode on ...
First Deaf Contestant on the Amazing Race!

First Deaf Contestant on the Amazing Race!

By Jillian Winn  |  Saturday, February 28, 2009

A few of us at Signing Savvy are big fans of the Amazing Race. As we watched the first episode two weeks ago, we were excited to see the first-ever deaf contestant to be on the show! As the Amazing Race participants travel the world, they often encounter language barriers. However, Luke, who has been deaf since birth, and his mother, Margie, felt they might have an advantage over other contestants since they have such ...