Clip from the PBS documentary, "Through Deaf Eyes" A very good inspirational statement that every deaf person should see.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
www.aslsocial.info On the Last Saturday of the month at Borders Books on Rainbow and Lake Mead in Las Vegas, NV; We Sign Children's Stories at 11:00 am. This months story was this cute one by Pam Adams.
This is Presented and Interpreted by The American Sign Language Social
Friday, May 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
15.07.2006 on 20.00 will be Miss Deaf World 2006 final in Prague, Czechy. 10 girls from world will be start in final. Deaf girls from left: 1.Vice-miss Maryna Chuchriy from Ukraine, Miss Deaf World Ivana Novelic (Miss Serbia and Montenegro), II-vice Viera Zliechovcova from Slovakia, Miss Sympathy Angeligue Verstraete from Belgium
Excellent production, great actors, very cool video.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Maybe Deaf people will find specific American Sign Language alone word short is Ameslan vlog, ameslan video or anything you can search for but only using with ameslan. It will be more easier for all of us to search deafsphere on the net. Maybe ameslan might be useful on the net. We sign in the air and we still using ASL but typing shall be ameslan. Because it will be more easier for DeafRead, DeafVIDEO.TV and Podcast (iTunes) and deaf users of course!
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Thursday, May 17, 2007
By Dennis | May 16, 2007
Attempting this mostly on my own, I don’t have time for a class right now and only one native signer to help (who I don’t want to drive crazy), is definitely a challenge. I bought six books the other night. Various methods and types of learning in each of them. Some explain grammar and sentence structure, which is very helpful, and others concentrate on signs themselves. I think the combination will go a long way to getting me started successfully.
I’m noticing that the structure of ASL is much easier than English. I know that sounds totally opposite of what should be expected, but I tend to think in simple terms, ideas, rather than full sentences. This will help me grasp the proper way to sign, since I kind of do it anyway. The part that will not come naturally is adding the body language and facial expression required to properly express things. I generally speak evenly and with little expression.
One book doesn’t even really go into the signs so far, it shows you them in drawings, but doesn’t get into detail. Instead, it concentrates on word order, grammar, and body expression first. I think that by making you go through the signs without explaining them, but rather using them to explain something else, it will make me learn them better. It shows you the signs, and then talks about why they are in the particular order, and what you should be doing with the rest of your body while making them. I like this approach. So anyway, I’ve started, now I need to find some sort of rhythm to keep me going.
If I can find a local Deaf organization which will accept me I can get much more practical exposure. I still haven’t found anything that looks promising and NYC is too far away for something daily or close to it.
In the mean time, I will continue reading the books, and bothering Ben when I see him. Maybe that way I won’t look like too much of a fool when I approach people to get involved. Either way, I feel confident this is something I can do, maybe not easily, but definiely eventually. Wish me luck.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Demos from science experiments to shirt-folding bring expert status to amateur instructors.
By Michael Booth
Denver Post Staff Writer
The weird-science guy from Ohio.That St. Paul guitarist who knows all the complex chords for Hmong rock songs.
Those, um, multitalented Brazilian women who can swing their tassles in opposite directions.You can learn just about anything at the University of YouTube. Cooking classes, computer instruction, foreign-language lessons, homework help, it’s all there, by amateur instructors eager to demonstrate everything from sign language to shirt-folding.
Video sites now allow enthusiasts the world over to share their esoteric knowledge with a potential audience of millions. Talent and circumstance occasionally pluck these natural-born teachers from obscurity to an Internet prominence they never dreamed of.“I’m getting 200 to 300 e-mail messages a day, just on my YouTube account,” said Greg Kopec, an Ohio computer-networking expert whose series “Do Try This at Home” has become a YouTube favorite.
YouTube editors chose Kopec’s third novelty-science video - balancing forks and a toothpick on a drinking glass, then setting the toothpick on fire - as a featured pick. Within days, more than 74,000 people had watched his 2-minute, 50-second trick.The how-to videos can be a lively resource for fellow amateurs seeking a specific skill. Short Internet videos are perfect, for example, for demonstrating basic guitar chords to new students. A St. Paul man under the moniker “Stainmeister” gets rave reviews for his guitar demos, which he launched a year ago to promote his native Hmong music.
“If you want to find the chords to, say, music by U2, all you do is Google ‘U2 chord’ and voila!” said Valeng Cha, whose day job is director of the Center for Southeast Asian Research and Education. “But what if you’re Hmong, love Hmong music, and want to learn how to play your favorite Hmong tunes?”More than 13,000 people have watched Cha’s first posting, chords to a song by the most popular Hmong rock band, The Sounders. He’s now posted 28 other how-to videos, and they’ve been watched more than 152,000 times. Last time he played at a karaoke bar in St. Paul, a stranger came up and asked, “Hey, are you Stainmeister, the guy with all those YouTube videos?”
“I am fairly shocked how YouTube has exposed my ‘hidden talents’ to the world,” Cha said.Free web videos also give fans the chance to learn from professionals whose work they already admire. The lead guitarist for the acclaimed Austin band Mother Truckers, Josh Zee, has posted brief lessons in country and blues guitar riffs that serve as both savvy publicity and gifts to the audience. Rockabilly legend Brian Setzer can be found giving picking seminars on outtakes from Japanese television.
Standing in front of the WorldWide Classroom, of course, also subjects every wannabe teacher to masses of abuse. The video “How to Get Away From a Carjacker” was viewed more than 300,000 times, with more than a few hecklers observing, “They should rename this ‘How to Get Shot During a Carjacking.”‘Another hazard of web popularity is the same drawback of “interconnectedness” seen by indie rock stars, fiction writers or other artists who promote themselves by speaking directly to the public. Being popular with “the little people” can be a lot of work.
Kopec spends up to an hour and a half boiling his science tricks down to a 4-minute video, then faces daily requests for more tricks. And those 200 to 300 e-mails keep pouring in daily, expecting replies.He’d love to turn the videos into some kind of paid “Mr. Wizard” series, seeing as how his hobby is quickly becoming a chore.
“Teaching is my passion,” Kopec said. “But teaching doesn’t pay that well.”Staff writer Michael Booth can be reached at 303-954-1767 or at email@example.com
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Herald Times Reporter
MANITOWOC — Holy Family Memorial is offering Wee Sign, a sign language class for children age 9 to 36 months and their parents.
The next session will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at Lakeshore Pediatrics, 4303 Michigan Ave.
Participants will be taught the purpose of child sign language, frequently used signs and the sign language alphabet.
Families should bring a blanket for the floor and a quiet, non-battery-operated toy such as a set of blocks, a puzzle or stacking rings. Children should also bring a favorite book.
The class is taught by Paula Johnson, certified sign language instructor with Holy Family Memorial’s Pediatric Therapy Department.
The class also will be offered on Thursdays: July 19, Sept. 20 and Nov. 15.
The cost of the class is $20. For more information, or to register, call 920-320-2899.