Signing Science
Signing Science Dictionary Signing Science Picture Dictionary Signing Earth Science Dictionary Signing Life Science Dictionary
Signing Math Dictionary Signing Math Picture Dictionary Signing Physical Science Dictionary

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For Signing Math & Science, TERC and Vcom3D used SigningAvatar® assistive technology to develop illustrated, interactive 3D standards-based sign language dictionaries that offer students in grades K-8 and 9-12 who are deaf and hard of hearing increased access to the same learning opportunities that hearing students enjoy. Video versions are available free from this page by clicking the links below or the links at the top and bottom of this page. The video versions are compatible with Mac, Chromebook, and a wide variety of platforms and web browsers and with iPads. The dictionaries are also available from iTunes as iPhone Apps.

  • Signing Science Dictionary (SSD)—a dictionary of science terms and definitions for grades 4-8. This work was funded in part by grants from NEC Foundation of America, the National Science Foundation (HRD-0533057), and the Department of Education (H327A060026).
  • Signing Science Picture Dictionary (SSP)—formerly called the Signing Science Pictionary is a dictionary of science terms and definitions for grades K-4. This work was funded in part by grants from the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation, Disability Inclusion Initiative and the Department of Education (H327A080040).
  • Signing Math Dictionary (SMD)—a dictionary of mathematics terms for students in the elementary and middle grades. This work was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (HRD-0833969).
  • Signing Math Picture Dictionary (SMP)—formerly called the Signing Math Pictionary is a dictionary of math terms and definitions for grades K-4. This work was funded in part by a grant from the Department of Education (H327A100074).
  • Signing Earth Science Dictionary (SESD)—a dictionary of Earth science terms for grades 9-12. This work was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (GEO-0913675).
  • Signing Life Science Dictionary (SLSD) and Signing Physical Science Dictionary (SPSD)—a dictionary of life science terms and a dictionary of physical science terms for grades 9-12 . This work was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DRL-1019542).

Signing Glossaries for use in informal STEM Learning Environments are available free from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. A prototype Signing Bioscience Dictionary (SBD) for use in undergraduate sign language interpreter programs is under development.

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