The Signing Science Dictionary (SSD) is the first illustrated, interactive 3D sign language dictionary. It was designed for students who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and use American Sign Language (ASL) or Signed English (SE) in the classroom. It is also intended to serve as a resource for teachers and parents.
TERC, in collaboration with Vcom3D, used SigningAvatar® accessibility software to animate 1,300 science terms and definitions. The SSD supports access to standards-based science content among elementary and middle school students.
This work was funded in part by grants from NEC Foundation of America, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education.
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• Click on the Letter List to find science terms listed alphabetically.
• Every word is signed in ASL or SE and most are represented with an illustration.
• Link to any word in the definition by clicking on it.
• Set signing speed, choose character, move character around and change background color.