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ASL-STEM Forum: A Bottom-Up Approach to Enabling American Sign Language to Grow in STEM Fields
 

Summary: ASL-STEM Forum: A Bottom-Up Approach to Enabling
American Sign Language to Grow in STEM Fields
Jeffrey P. Bigham, Daniel S. Otero, Jessica N. DeWitt, Anna C. Cavender and Richard E. Ladner
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98125
1-206-616-1843
{ jbigham, oterod, jndewitt, cavender, ladner}@cs.washington.edu
ABSTRACT
Deaf and hard of hearing students studying advanced topics in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) lack
standard terminology to enable them to learn, discuss and
contribute to their chosen fields. The ASL-STEM Forum enables
the diverse, thinly-spread groups that are independently creating
and us1
ing terminology to come together using a community-
based, video-enabled web resource. A common vocabulary would
provide interpreters with consistent terminology and enable deaf
scientists to more easily converse from a common basis. This
paper discusses the implementation of the ASL-STEM Forum,

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
Cavender, Anna C. - Google Labs, Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences