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Since 2007, college-age students have worked on projects like creating complex computer animations in the Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing, a program created by the University of Washington's Alliance for Access to Comput

Mary Levin, University of Washington

From video games to cell phone apps, making sign language easier to learn
Put on the gloves. Turn on the camera and... action!

Nine-year-old Thomas Nelson is playing a video game called "CopyCat," which is a unique and fun way to learn sign language. Thomas was two years old when doctors determined he was profoundly deaf. His mother, Cheryl Nelson, says he couldn't hear the sound of a honking horn from an oncoming truck.

"My first thought when I found out he was deaf was I was never going to hear my son tell me that he loved me," recalls Nelson.

From National Science Foundation
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