SignShare, an open-source digital platform that enables users to create and share signed stories and resources.
Sign On For Literacy Prize
Reading Skill Targeted
Pre-Reading, Reading Environment
Canales and Merge NZ
Of the estimated 32 million deaf children globally, 80% do not have access to education and only 2% receive education in sign language. Without early access to language, children fail to develop social and cognitive skills at the same rate as their peers, hindering their ability to learn to read and write and isolating them from society over the course of their lives.
The Big Idea
Motion Light Lab at Gallaudet University created SignShare, an open source platform that enables users to create and share signed stories and resources uploaded to a digital library, with the goal of encouraging content production to share content in any language, anywhere in the world. The platform also serves as an information center, with tutorials, research on literacy development for deaf children, tips, guides, templates, lesson plans and classroom worksheets.
Blogs and Media
- Blog // September 28, 2018
Gallaudet University envisions a digital sign languages library for every deaf child
Research and Resources
Sign On For Literacy Prize Announcement – press release for deafblind or those with low visionAll Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development announces five semi-finalists of the Sign On For Literacy prize. (Press release for deafblind or those with low vision).
Sign On For Literacy Prize Announcement – Press Release in International SignAll Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development announces five semi-finalists of the Sign On for Literacy prize. (Press release in International Sign).
Gallaudet University Motion Light Lab, VL2 – Sign On For Literacy PrizeSign On For Literacy prize semi-finalist Gallaudet University explains SignShare, an open source platform for creating and sharing signed stories and resources via a digital library.
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