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American Sign Language (ASL) Browser

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Ckck Jones (Staff), Feb 22, 2003
Comment: This resource is a well-done visual dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL),
and conssists of an alphabetical index and content frame. The content frame
displays a looping video of the performance of the selected word along with a
text description of how to sign the word. I was able to spend about 30 minutes,
finding words of interest and seeing their sign performed, of this extremely
well-done system. The video is quick and efficient, automatically looping
several times. The user interface is not terribly elegant, but it serves the
purpose and is not cumbersome. This resource would be an excellent resource for
students in communication, speech & hearing, etc. fields. Though not necessarily
an tool for communicating directly with the hearing impared (Wait a second, let
me watch this video...), it would be great tool for learning and reviewing a
large number of signs or could serve as a resource for more obsure words /
signs. It's ease of use is one of its most positive features. Scrolling and
clicking are the only skills required for use, making this resource valuable at
ALL levels of education.