Researchers from Gallaudet University—a private university for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Washington, D.C.—are working on an app that helps deaf children learn American Sign Language (ASL), according to a recent article in the Washington Post.

The Motion Light Lab—part of a Science of Learning Center—which was profiled in the article, has worked on several visually-based projects for deaf children, including bilingual storybook apps that feature brightly illustrated characters and videos that pair words with a video of the ASL translation.

According to the article, the Motion Light Lab is also utilizing motion capture to present a more realistic ASL experience with three-dimensional characters.

To read the article in its entirety, please visit the Washington Post website here.

Source: Washington Post