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Signing Bioscience Dictionary (SBD)


With the Increasing STEM Signing Knowledge of Undergraduate Student Interpreters Exploration and Design project, TERC and Lamar University developed a prototype Signing Bioscience Dictionary (SBD). This work was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (Award #1703343). They then researched its effectiveness in increasing the American Sign Language (ASL) life science vocabulary of students enrolled in Lamar's ASL programs and in using it to interpret content. Ongoing work to refine the SBD to improve its effectiveness and to research and develop implementation materials is being funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#2019843). Click the Signing Bioscience Dictionary (SBD) link or the image below to go to the SBD.

Screenshot of the Signing Bioscience Dictionary webpage

A publication is available from this link. An Evaluation Report is available from this link. A video is available from this link.

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