Signing Math & Science

Using standards-based sign language dictionaries to offer deaf and hard of hearing students' access to the same learning opportunities that hearing students enjoy.

Lead Staff:
Judy Vesel
Project Staff:
Tara Robillard

Summary

For Signing Math & Science, TERC and Vcom3D used SigningAvatar® assistive technology to develop illustrated, interactive 3D standards-based sign language dictionaries that offer students in grades K-8 and 9-12 who are deaf and hard of hearing increased access to the same learning opportunities that hearing students enjoy.

The dictionaries are available as Web, Video, and iPhone Apps versions

  • Signing Science Dictionary (SSD)—a dictionary of science terms and definitions for grades 4-8. This work was funded in part by grants from NEC Foundation of America, the National Science Foundation (HRD-0533057), and the Department of Education (H327A060026).
  • Signing Science Picture Dictionary (SSP)—formerly called the Signing Science Pictionary is a dictionary of science terms and definitions for grades K-4. This work was funded in part by grants from the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation, Disability Inclusion Initiative and the Department of Education (H327A080040).
  • Signing Math Dictionary (SMD)—a dictionary of mathematics terms for students in the elementary and middle grades. This work was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (HRD-0833969).
  • Signing Math Picture Dictionary (SMP)—formerly called the Signing Math Pictionary is a dictionary of math terms and definitions for grades K-4. This work was funded in part by a grant from the Department of Education (H327A100074).
  • Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD)—a dictionary of Earth science terms for grades 9-12. This work was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (GEO-0913675).
  • Signing Life Science Dictionary (SLSD) and Signing Physical Science Dictionary (SPSD)—a dictionary of life science terms and a dictionary of physical science terms for grades 9-12 . This work is being funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DRL-1019542).

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