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ASL Connect and GU Bisons’ #ASLSlamDunk Creates Big Wins

February 26, 2019
By Ivy Davis, ’16


This press release and news story was provided by ASL Connect, as is. 

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, ASL Connect and GU Bisons co-hosted a successful event during the women’s and men’s basketball games against Lancaster Bible College, in which both GU Bisons teams seized a win that night!

ASL Connect set up an interactive booth showing their services, as well as live demonstrations of our ASL Pals feature. During halftime for both games, ASL Connect asked fun and challenging trivia questions about Deaf Basketball history. Also, ASL Connect is intended to be a central resource for learning ASL and about Deaf Studies online, with all content created by Deaf ASL-fluent scholars. They offer ways to learn some basic ASL online skills to get you started, and can transition to highly engaging and interactive ASL and Deaf Studies courses online.

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This would not have happened without the hands-on involvement of many people. The trivia questions were developed by Barry Strassler, author of DeafDigest and DeafDigest Sports. With the wonderful cooperation of Gallaudet Bisons Team, including both coaches, Kevin Kovacs and Stephanie Stevens, as well as Victor Mansure, Athletic Director, ASL Connect worked closely with Gallaudet University’s basketball women and men team to create a fun free vocabulary video of basketball terminology.

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Thanks to the great work and balling skills provided by the players on the court, the video includes words like forward, box out, dribble and many more! This new video joins a growing collection of ASL By Theme, and there are also free online interactive lessons to sign up for where you and your family/friends can learn basic ASL at your own pace.

It’s safe to say that it was an #ASLSlamDunk!Contact ASL Connect at to learn more about the courses they offer.

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26 February 2019
By Ivy Davis, ’16


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