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ASL Manual Alphabet Primer

“A” is for Advocacy – A review of the ASL Manual Alphabet

“A” is for ADVOCACY, a very important part of the lives of people who are in the Deaf Community. Advocacy, first and foremost, is the domain of the core members of the Deaf Community, its Deaf members. These members identify themselves as deaf due to a number of...

“B” is for Bi-Bi – A review of the ASL Manual Alphabet

B is for Bilingual-Bicultural. This is a model of interpreting (and thinking), where the interpreter not only functions as a bilingual conveyor of information (traditional interpreter), but also makes cultural adjustments between cultures in that interpretation. The...

“C” is for Captioning – A review of the ASL Manual Alphabet

 is for captioning – all types, including open and closed captioning. You all may be familiar with closed captioning as accessed on your television. You may have seen the familiar  on your television’s remote or set itself. Federal law compelled all television...

“D” is for Deaf – A review of the ASL Manual Alphabet

The letter D, as seen to left, is the first letter of one of the most powerful words to many deaf people – DEAF.  It represents a shared culture and language, among other traits and beliefs. For a person to be culturally deaf, they must be a user of American Sign...

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