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...
The History of Sign Language

The History of Sign Language

Sign languages have been around much longer than most people think. Did you know that they existed in ancient Greece? And even before recorded history? To give you some perspective on just how amazing and prolific sign language really is, let’s take a deep dive into...
Celebrating 200 Years of American Sign Language

Celebrating 200 Years of American Sign Language

Every year on April 15, we get to celebrate the anniversary of ASL—and this year marks the language’s momentous bicentennial. Exactly 200 years ago on April 15, 1817, the American School for the Deaf opened its doors in Hartford, Connecticut. This school is officially...