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.
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.
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!
Project Leader: Carol J. Wideman
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