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...
Introducing 2015 RID’s Keynote: Brandi Rarus

Introducing 2015 RID’s Keynote: Brandi Rarus

From Saturday to Wednesday, August 8th through 12th, hundreds of sign language interpreters gathered (and, as of this writing, are gathering still) in New Orleans for the 2015 Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) National Conference. Brandi Rarus kicked the...
Stoked about Stokoe

Stoked about Stokoe

Dr. William Stokoe’s published works won wide acceptance in the linguistic community and ultimately among educators of the deaf, such that ASL is now widely recognized as an appropriate language of instruction for deaf students and even as an appropriate second...
GoReact storming ASL/Interpreting programs; Deaf rep hired

GoReact storming ASL/Interpreting programs; Deaf rep hired

OREM, UTAH (4 February 2014) Sign Language and interpreting programs everywhere have been jumping all over a new student video technology that finally offers the recording, reviewing, and synchronization features they’ve been begging for — all in an easy, affordable...