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Examples of Usage
English Sentence

Jeff Float is a deaf American swimmer who won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.

ASL Gloss

J-E-F-F F-L-O-A-T HIMSELF AMERICAN DEAF SWIMMER 1-9-8-4 OLYMPICS GOLD MEDAL HE WON.

English Sentence

In 1947, Rhulin Thomas became the first deaf pilot to fly from coast-to-coast in the U.S. alone.

ASL Gloss

YEAR 1947 R-H-U-L-I-N T-H-O-M-A-S HE FIRST DEAF PILOT ALONE UNITED STATES C-O-A-S-T FLY-ACROSS C-O-A-S-T.

English Sentence

Cal Rodgers was a deaf pilot. He made the first transcontinental airplane flight after crashing several times along the way.

ASL Gloss

C-A-L R-O-D-G-E-R-S HE DEAF PILOT HIS GOAL U-S FLY-ACROSS (FLIGHT) WRONG FLY-ACROSS CRASH LUCKY ALIVE FIX FIX FIX FLY-ACROSS CRASH STILL ALIVE FIX FIX FIX FLY-ACROSS MANY STOP STOP STOP FINALLY ARRIVE YAY.

English Sentence

CJ Jones is a famous Deaf actor and comedian. He says “Anything is possible. Success has nothing to do with being deaf or black or any disability. It has to do with your passion to do greater things in life!”

ASL Gloss

C-J J-O-N-E-S HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF ACTOR AND COMEDIAN. HE SAYS QUOTE ANYTHING POSSIBLE! NOTHING RELATED-TO DEAF BLACK DISABLED. ABOUT HAVING PASSION DO WONDERFUL THINGS LIFE.

English Sentence

Keith Wann is a CODA and well-known ASL performer and comedian.

ASL Gloss

K-E-I-T-H W-A-N-N HIMSELF C-O-D-A. HE FAMOUS A-S-L ACTOR AND COMEDIAN.

English Sentence

Rush Limbaugh is a radio host. He is deaf, but uses cochlear implants to hear.

ASL Gloss

R-U-S-H L-I-M-B-A-U-G-H HIMSELF RADIO HOST. HE DEAF BUT HAVE COCHLEAR IMPLANT.

English Sentence

Sean Forbes is a deaf hip-hop artist who makes music accessible to the deaf community.

ASL Gloss

S-E-A-N F-O-R-B-E-S HIMSELF DEAF H-I-P H-O-P MUSICIAN HE MAKES MUSIC ACCESSIBLE FOR DEAF COMMUNITY.

English Sentence

Andrew Foster was a famous Deaf African American who was a reverend, educator, and missionary. He established the first school for the deaf in Africa.

ASL Gloss

A-N-D-R-E-W F-O-S-T-E-R HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF BLACK MINISTER TEACHER MISSIONARY. HE SETUP FIRST DEAF SCHOOL WHERE? AFRICA.

English Sentence

Chuck Baird was an artist and founder of the De'VIA art movement, which conveys a Deaf world view through art.

ASL Gloss

C-H-U-C-K B-A-I-R-D HIMSELF DEAF ARTIST HE FOUNDED D-E V-I-A MEANS WHAT? SHOW-ALL (conveys) DEAF WORLD VIEW THROUGH ART.

English Sentence

Granville Redmond was a deaf artist. He was friends with Charlie Chaplin and gave him tips from ASL to use when acting in silent films.

ASL Gloss

G-R-A-N-V-I-L-L-E R-E-D-M-O-N-D HIMSELF DEAF ARTIST. HE FRIEND WHO? C-H-A-R-L-I-E C-H-A-P-L-I-N HE TEACH ASL FOR-FOR? USE DURING SILENT MOVIES.

English Sentence

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington was a hard of hearing scientist who received the Nobel Prize in 1932 for helping shape our understanding of the central nervous system.

ASL Gloss

S-I-R C-H-A-R-L-E-S S-C-O-T-T S-H-E-R-R-I-N-G-T-O-N HIMSELF HARD-OF-HEARING SCIENTIST. YEAR 1932 HE RECEIVED N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E MEDAL WHY? HE HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND C-E-N-T-R-A-L N-E-R-V-O-U-S S-Y-S-T-E-M.

English Sentence

Dr. Charles Nicolle was born hearing but became deaf by the age of 20. He was the first deaf person to receive a Nobel Prize. It was for discovering Typhus is spread by lice.

ASL Gloss

D-R C-H-A-R-L-E-S N-I-C-O-L-L-E HE BORN HEARING EAR DETERIORATE AGE 20 FULL DEAF. HE FIRST DEAF GET N-O-B-E-L P-R-I-Z-E FOR DISCOVERING T-Y-P-H-U-S OUTBREAK START HOW? FROM L-I-C-E

English Sentence

Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer from Germany who became deaf. He was still able to create and play music.

ASL Gloss

L-U-D-W-I-G V-A-N B-E-E-T-H-O-V-E-N HIMSELF FAMOUS COMPOSER FROM GERMANY HIS HEARING DETERIORATED. DIDN’T-MATTER HE STILL EXPERT CREATE MUSIC PLAY-PIANO.

English Sentence

Lou Ferrigno is hard of hearing and is a motivational speaker who shares his life experiences. He’s been in many movies and TV shows, but is most famous for playing The Incredible Hulk.

ASL Gloss

L-O-U F-E-R-R-I-G-N-O HIMSELF HARD OF HEARING MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER ABOUT HIS CUMULATIVE EXPERIENCES. HE ACT MANY MOVIES #TV PROGRAMS BUT MOST FAMOUS ROLE WHAT? T-H-E I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E H-U-L-K

English Sentence

Alexander Graham Bell was a famous inventor who was involved in deaf education, but ironically he did not support the use of American Sign Language.

ASL Gloss

A-G-B HIMSELF FAMOUS INVENTOR INVOLVED DEAF EDUCATION BUT IRONICALLY HE NOT SUPPORT A-S-L.

English Sentence

Terence Parkin is a deaf swimmer from South Africa. He won the silver medal in the Olympics in 2000.

ASL Gloss

T-E-R-E-N-C-E P-A-R-K-I-N HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF SWIMMER FROM SOUTH AFRICA. 2000 OLYMPICS SILVER MEDAL HE WON.

English Sentence

Matt Hamill is a Deaf wrestler. He won three NCAA National Championships, a silver and gold medal in the Deaflympics, and there is a movie about his life called “The Hammer.”

ASL Gloss

M-A-T-T H-A-M-I-L-L HIMSELF DEAF WRESTLER. HE EXTENSIVE-LIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS ONE-OF-THREE N-C-A-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, TWO-OF-THREE HE WON 1 SILVER MEDAL 1 GOLD MEDAL DEAFLYMPICS, THREE-OF-THREE HAVE MOVIE ABOUT HIS LIFE QUOTE “T-H-E H-A-M-M-E-R

English Sentence

As a young girl, Alice Cogswell, inspired her neighbor, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, to devote his life to educating the deaf and to create the American School for the Deaf. She and six other deaf children were the first students to attend the American School for the Deaf in 1817.

ASL Gloss

LITTLE DEAF GIRL NAME A-L-I-C-E C-O-G-S-W-E-L-L MET NEIGHBOR HIS NAME T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T. HE FASCINATED HER. YEAR 1871 HE ESTABLISHED AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR DEAF. SHE AND SIX OTHER STUDENTS FIRST ENTER A-S-D

English Sentence

Thomas H. Gallaudet was a minister, educator, and co-founded the first school for the deaf called the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. Gallaudet University was named in honor of him in 1894.

ASL Gloss

T-H-O-M-A-S H. G-A-L-L-A-U-D-E-T HIMSELF MINISTER TEACHER HE CO- FOUNDED FIRST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL U-S CALLED AMERICAN SCHOOL DEAF A-S-D WHERE? HARTFORD C-O-N-N. YEAR 1894 GALLAUDET COLLEGE NAMED AFTER HIM.

English Sentence

Robert Davila served as the ninth president of Gallaudet University from 2007 to 2009. Prior to becoming the president of Gallaudet University, he was the first Deaf CEO of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

ASL Gloss

R-O-B-E-R-T D-A-V-I-L-A HE NINTH PRESIDENT GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY YEAR 2007 RANGE 2009 BEFORE THAT HE FIRST DEAF C-E-O ADMINISTRATOR N-T-I-D

English Sentence

Sean Berdy is a deaf actor well known for acting on the TV series Switched at Birth.

ASL Gloss

S-E-A-N B-E-R-D-Y HIMSELF DEAF ACTOR FAMOUS WHY? HE INVOLVED #TV PROGRAM QUOTE SWITCHED A-T BIRTH.

English Sentence

William “Dummy” Hoy was a Deaf Major League Baseball player and some say he helped establish the baseball signals for safe and out calls.

ASL Gloss

W-I-L-L-I-A-M QUOTE D-U-M-M-Y H-O-Y HIMSELF FAMOUS DEAF BASEBALL PLAYER HE HELP SETUP BASEBALL S-I-G-N-A-L-S SAFE OUT.


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