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Sign Language Glossary Aims to Widen Tech Access

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One of the new signs.

The full list of signs can be found on the Scottish Sensory Center website:

Credit: University of Edinburgh (U.K.)

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh participated in the development of a sign language glossary featuring more than 500 signs covering computer science, cybersecurity, data science, and software development.

The goal is to help deaf and hearing-impaired people in schools, colleges, universities, and workplaces better communicate about technology.

Eight deaf technology experts across the U.K. worked with sign linguists to develop and test the new signs, which are part of the new British Sign Language lexicon.

Said Phil Ford at government agency Skills Development Scotland, "This will help deaf people get jobs in tech while also enhancing inclusivity–all with the ultimate aim of plugging the skills gap in a sector that is vital for Scotland's economy."

From University of Edinburgh (U.K.)
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