Crowdsourcing Creates a Technical Online Dictionary for ASL

A forum, created by the University of Washington and funded by Google and the National Science Foundation, seeks to create an online dictionary of signs used in engineering, math, science, and technology. The concept is very similar to Wikipedia and has brought an online community of interpreters, educators, students, and captioners together to build the dictionary from existing technical and specialized terms that have not been documented. To-date the site, called the ASL-STEM Forum, contains close to 8,000 terms and almost 3,000 videos.

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