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For the Signing Glossaries for Science Exhibits (SGSE) project, TERC is researching and developing six separate signing glossaries, delivered as apps for use with handhelds, to provide visitors, ages 5-12+ who are deaf or hard of hearing, access to STEM vocabulary during visits to aquariums, botanical gardens, natural history museums, nature centers, science museums, and zoos.

The glossaries are lists of science terms, definitions, and illustrations. Terms can be accessed from an alphabetical list, from a category list, and using a search feature. Definition pages include the term and its definition in English, and icons for listening to the term and its definition, seeing a 3D avatar character sign, and viewing an illustration.

Apps for the Signing Zoo Glossary (SZG), Signing Nature Center Glossary (SNCG), Signing Science Museum Glossary (SSMG), Signing Natural History Museum Glossary (SNHMG), Signing Aquarium Glossary (SAG), and Signing Botanical Garden Glossary (SBGG) are available free through Apple's App Store. They can be used with iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

Apps for the Signing Zoo Glossary (SZG), Signing Nature Center Glossary (SNCG), Signing Science Museum Glossary (SSMG), Signing Natural History Museum Glossary (SNHMG), Signing Aquarium Glossary (SAG), and Signing Botanical Garden Glossary (SBGG) are available free through Google's Play Store. They can be used with Android devices, including phones, tablets, and other devices running Android OS 4.1 or later.

Web versions of the SZG, SNCG, SSMG, SNHMG, SAG, and SBGG are available from these links. They are compatible with Mac, Chromebook, and a wide variety of platforms and web browsers and with iPads.

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NSF logo The Glossaries are being developed by TERC and funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Grant # 1602284. All opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.