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Crowd-sourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

Posted by 4starshost.com on December 11, 2012

The article shares newly defined signs for terms like “light-year,” “organism” and “photosynthesis.” It also describes a successful crowdsourcing effort started at the University of Washington in 2008 that lets members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community build their own guide to the evolving lexicon of science. “It’s not a dictionary,” explained Richard Ladner, a UW professor of computer science and engineering. “The goal of the forum is to be constantly changing, a reflection of the current use.”

 

 

Read more: http://scienceblog.com/58384/crowdsourcing-site-compiles-new-sign-language-for-math-and-science/

 

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