DEAF-OWNED BUSINESSES & PERFORMERS
Sean Forbes is a ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind talent. But the stories written about him usually start out with a bold statement – "Deaf performer defies his handicap!" – or an incredulous question – "He can't hear music, but he can make it?!?" In response, Forbes would like you to know a few things. Yes, he is deaf (about 90%, due to spinal meningitis when he was an infant), but that certainly hasn't held him back or "handicapped" him in any way. Second of all, he's not just a “rapper”. He's also a prolific drummer, songwriter and communicator.
ASLized fosters the integration of American Sign Language (ASL) educational research into visual media and literacy. The main objective is to produce teaching and learning materials in ASL with two focuses: 1.) ASL literature, preserving culture and history and 2.) ASL Linguistics, promoting a better understanding of the complex structure and use of sign languages.