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DEAF


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  • DEAF

Examples of Usage
English Sentence

My sister is Deaf and goes to Gallaudet University.

ASL Gloss

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY MY DEAF SISTER GO-TO.

English Sentence

The man who invented the TTY was Robert Weitbrecht, he was deaf.

ASL Gloss

MAN WHO INVENTED #TTY HIMSELF DEAF NAME R-O-B-E-R-T W-E-I-T-B-R-E-C-H-T.

English Sentence

Sometimes people think the deaf use braille, but that is not true, only blind people use braille.

ASL Gloss

SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK DEAF PEOPLE USE BRAILLE. NO! ONLY BLIND PEOPLE USE BRAILLE.

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

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

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

Phyllis Frelich was a deaf actress and famous for winning the 1980 Best Actress Tony Award for the play "Children of a Lesser God."

ASL Gloss

P-H-Y-L-L-I-S F-R-E-L-I-C-H HERSELF DEAF ACTRESS FAMOUS WHY? WIN T-O-N-Y AWARD FOR PLAY QUOTE “CHILDREN O-F A L-E-S-S-E-R GOD.”

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

Kenny Walker is deaf and played football in the NFL for the Denver Broncos.

ASL Gloss

K-E-N-N-Y W-A-L-K-E-R HE DEAF HE PLAY FOOTBALL N-F-L WHICH TEAM? D-E-N-V-E-R B-R-O-N-C-O-S.

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

Lowell Myers was a deaf man who grew up in Chicago. He wrote the book, "The Law and the Deaf.”

ASL Gloss

L-O-W-E-L-L M-Y-E-R-S HIMSELF DEAF GROW UP WHERE? CHICAGO WROTE BOOK QUOTE "T-H-E L-A-W AND T-H-E DEAF."

English Sentence

Mandy Harvey became deaf at the age of 18. Interestingly enough, she was a singer on the television show "America's Got Talent."

ASL Gloss

M-A-N-D-Y H-A-R-V-E-Y HERSELF BECOME DEAF AGE 18. INTERESTING WHAT? SHE SINGER #TV PROGRAM QUOTE "AMERICA'S G-O-T T-A-L-E-N-T

English Sentence

Regina Hughes was the first deaf artist to have a solo show at the Smithsonian.

ASL Gloss

R-E-G-I-N-A H-U-G-H-E-S HERSELF FIRST DEAF ARTIST HAVE SOLO S-H-O-W WHERE? S-M-I-T-H-S-O-N-I-A-N

English Sentence

Ernest Hairston was one of the six founding members of the Black Deaf Advocates (BDA).

ASL Gloss

E-R-N-E-S-T H-A-I-R-S-T-O-N HIMSELF DEAF ONE OF SIX FOUNDING MEMBERS OF B-D-A BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES.

English Sentence

Malcolm Norwood was a deaf man from Connecticut who was known as the Father of Closed Captioning.

ASL Gloss

M-A-L-C-O-L-M N-O-R-W-OO-D HIMSELF DEAF FROM CONNECTICUT PEOPLE CALL HIM QUOTE FATHER OF CLOSED CAPTIONING.

English Sentence

Martin Belsky was a deaf man from Michigan who was a leader of deaf sports at the local and national level.

ASL Gloss

M-A-R-T-I-N B-E-L-S-K-Y HIMSELF DEAF FROM MICHIGAN MANY YEARS INVOLVED LEADER DEAF SPORTS LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL.

English Sentence

I enjoy having a conversation with my deaf friends.

ASL Gloss

MY DEAF FRIENDS I ENJOY CONVERSATION.


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