“Increasing Access to Technical Science Vocabulary Through Use of Universally Designed Signing Dictionaries”
Appearing in the DO-IT online journal, this article by Judy Vesel and Tara Robillard focuses on the science dictionaries for grades 9-12—Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD), Signing Life Science Dictionary (SLSD), and Signing Physical Science Dictionary (SPSD). We first describe the rationale supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as the approach used for the dictionaries. We then provide evidence of impact of dictionary use in schools. Finally, we suggest possibilities for use in postsecondary settings.