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Sylvia Cast Introduction

My name is Garrett Zuercher (name sign) My name is Amelia. This is my sign name. My name is Darren Fudenske but I’m known as Dax (name sign), D-A-X. My name is Kim Hale. My name is Mary Hould (name Read more…


Jacob Lawrence, War Series: Beachhead | Video in American Sign Language

Jacob Lawrence, War Series: Beachhead | Video in American Sign Language

Here we see art by Jacob Lawrence from his series of paintings called War Series. 1946-1947 We see a narrative about World War II. From shipping out, to victory. His work is reminiscent of Egyptian wall paintings. The similarities are Read more…


How Learning ASL Improved my Alt Text

How Learning ASL Improved my Alt Text

>>All right. Say the word when we have gone.>>Okay.>>Hello, everyone! Hey. Welcome to a11ynyc, New York City’s one and only accessible meetup. This is our third year going. In fact, I think it’s our third anniversary.>>It is!>>Thank you! (applause)>>And so Read more…


Andy Warhol, Nine Jackies | Videos in American Sign Language

Andy Warhol was a Pop artist who was fascinated with the idea of portraiture and celebrity. He was also fascinated with media’s role in society. Here we see his painting titled Nine Jackies. We see nine individual silkscreened images and Read more…


Carl Pope | Video in American Sign Language

Carl Pope | Video in American Sign Language

These items are given as recognition of achievements. Usually for sports, athletics and success in one’s field. Behind me you see rows of trophies, awards and plaques. The title of this piece, and it’s a long one is Some of Read more…


Why Does New York City Smell So Bad? – Cheddar Explains

Why Does New York City Smell So Bad? – Cheddar Explains

“I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on a corner eating it. I could taste the peach and feel the soft air blowing from a subway grating on my legs and I could smell lilac and Read more…


Nancy Grossman, Head 1968 | Video in American Sign Language

Nancy Grossman, Head 1968 | Video in American Sign Language

Behind me we see a sculpture of a head, wearing a mask made of leather. With zippers made of metal. The mouth and the eyes are covered. It makes us think of S&M, bondage, fetishism and restraint. And sex. Grossman’s Read more…


Marsden Hartley, Painting Number 5 | Video in American Sign Language

Marsden Hartley, Painting Number 5 | Video in American Sign Language

Marsden Hartley created a series a paintings with war motifs. He was fascinated not only by war but by the pageantry and decoration displayed in the pre-war German Empire. In 1913 he wrote, “The military life adds so much in Read more…


AA Bronson, Felix Partz, June 5, 1994 | Video in American Sign Language

AA Bronson, Felix Partz, June 5, 1994 | Video in American Sign Language

During the 1980s and 1990s, America lost over half a million people to AIDS. Most of those people were Gay men or people of color. Behind me you see one of the many faces of AIDS. We see a dead Read more…


Jared French, State Park | Video in American Sign Language

Jared French, State Park | Video in American Sign Language

This painting by Jared French seems straightforward at first. But when you look closer, you realize that the narrative is a little more ambiguous. There are a few different things happening in this image. We see a man standing tall Read more…