Help Deaf Children Learn Sign/English Connection

by Vcom3D


Provides deaf students with software featuring mentors that sign the meaning of English text, thus helping them attain literacy through independent study.
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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.

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!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


GRI Research Areas:Literacy
Adaptive Technology Resource Center UToronto
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Organization Information


Location: Orlando, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​WWW.VCOM3D.COM
Project Leader:
Carol J. Wideman
Orlando, Florida United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $440 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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