Happy National ASL Day!

Happy National ASL Day!

Every year on April 15, everyone groans about filing their taxes. But thankfully there’s a much better occasion we can celebrate today: National ASL Day in the United States! Deaf and hard-of-hearing people have used American Sign Language since the early 1800s, but...
How One Deaf Medical Student Overcame All Odds

How One Deaf Medical Student Overcame All Odds

There’s nothing quite like watching a friend in the Deaf community achieve their dreams. But when that person is your own brother? That feeling is ten times better. I recently had the chance to interview my incredible brother Dr. Zachary Featherstone about his journey...

7 Deadly Sins of Deaf Clients

  When I wrote about the Seven Deadly Sins of Sign Language Interpreting, I was totally unprepared for such a huge response from our readers. So many of you said “That’s happened to me!” or “That’s exactly what needs to change.” And plenty more of you resolved to...

7 Deadly Sins of Sign Language Interpreting

  7 Deadly Sins of Interpreting Parts 1 & 2 Download the PDF I have used hundreds—no really, hundreds—of interpreters over the years. As a certified deaf interpreter (CDI) myself, I’ve had the rare opportunity to see both sides of the conversation: what it’s...
4 Scientific Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn ASL

4 Scientific Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn ASL

For people who are deaf, the benefits of learning sign are undeniable. But what about all the benefits for the people who can hear? For one, anyone who knows American Sign Language has a way to communicate with all ASL signers in the world. According to Gallaudet...