Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wow, it's a 606 * !!

It's a 606 * !!

Do you get it?

If you got it, you know some ASL!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Toddler Twins signing ASL!

In Fall of 1980, Roger and I were 1 1/2 year old. We were in Montreal with Dad and he took us to visit Grandpa's workplace at CBC Studio. In the studio, we could see ourselves on the TV besides the videocamera. We could see what you see in the videoclip and we are signing about what we see.

Observe how we already have right-hand dominance in our ASL signing and how the dexis handshape (pointing finger) can express so much information.

On the blackboard, Dad successfully used ASL to start teaching us English.

Also, see how I use my face expression to reflect what Roger's emotion is.

Thanks Dad for getting us into the Deaf & ASL community at a such early age! _\,,/


P.S I will be creating and posting subtitled and commentary versions of this videoclip in the near future.

P.S.S View the ASL comments at DeafVideo.TV

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Unlimited Efficiency of ASL!

Another example of the unlimited efficiency of ASL! ASL can be used through glass barriers as demostrated in the elevator at the DeafRead Conference!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Efficiency of ASL!

I realized at the DeafRead conference that the Deaf & our natural sign language can do 2 workshops in 1 room!! How efficient!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hairclips for better ASL!

Have you got long hair or bangs that keep getting in your face while you sign? A small invesment in hairclips could improve your expressive ASL!

I have noticed that some sign language students and, even, interpreters do not notice the role that their hairdos may play in their ability to express themselves in ASL. When signers have hair styles that easily falls in front of the face with the slightest headshake then it becomes a regular occurence to see the signer re-adjusting their bangs in between signs.

Understandably, hair does get in the way but it doesn't always have to be the case. It is more visually pleasing if a signer signs continually without fidgeting in between signs. A pair of hair clips stragetically placed would free up the face and hands from constant re-grooming and keep your audience's attention on what is being expressed rather than what is being adjusted.

Cheers, Adrian

Wednesday, January 23, 2008