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ASLearn: Teaching children American Sign Language through interaction with the world around them

Project tags:

digital youth & youth services

equity & inclusion

mobile or web development

Project poster

90% of deaf individuals are born to hearing parents. At home, these individuals face the challenge of learning or practicing American Sign Language (ASL) in an environment where those around them do not know it. ASLearn is a mobile learning aid designed to teach children ASL, all starting with the snap of a photo. From there, users have immediate access to the ASL translation of that object. With ASLearn, kids can have an engaging, personalized educational experience through interaction with the things right around them - making the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities more accessible one sign at a time.

Project participants:

Andrea Jorge


Julia Zaratan


Bonnie Nguyen


Ian Figon