Provides deaf students with software featuring mentors that sign the meaning of English text, thus helping them attain literacy through independent study.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Since deaf and hard-of-hearing children have limited access to the flow of language and information in the environment, many demonstrate gaps in vocabulary, language, and conceptual knowledge. While schools struggle to purchase software needed by their students, many deaf children struggle with reading and writing English their entire lives. According to the Gallaudet University Research Institute, upon graduation from high school, 50% of deaf students read below 4th-grade level.
How will this project solve this problem?
Vcom3D will donate 500 copies of our Illustrated Dictionary software to schools with deaf students throughout the U.S. and Canada. GlobalGiving donors support this effort by funding shipping, handling, and customer support costs for these recipients.
Potential Long Term Impact
Using this software, deaf children are able to make direct connections between sign language, pictures, and English text. By including mentors that sign, this software makes it possible for deaf students to attain literacy through independent study!
Total Funding Received to Date: $440
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $440 . The original project funding goal was $6,600.