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Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

The ASL-STEM Forum is a crowdsourcing project, similar to Wikipedia or the Urban Dictionary, that creates a new sign language for the latest scientific and technical terms.

Deaf, hard-of-hearing students do first test of sign language by cell phone

Editor’s note: Each year the summer academy hosts a premier of the students’ animated short films.

‘Can you see me now?’ Sign language over cell phones comes to United States

A group at the University of Washington has developed software that for the first time enables deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to use sign language over a mobile phone.

Sign of caring: Ladner learns parents’ language, contributes to their community

In a way, Richard Ladner inherited his volunteer interests.