Illustrated Sign Language DictionaryBy Closing the Gap, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 15
Publication Date: December/January 2002
Article discussing SigningAvatar Illustrated Dictionary for American Sign Language (ASL) on CD-ROM from Vcom3D, Inc. This program utilizes vivid graphics and 3-D animation to display signs, phrases, and sentences in ASL and Signed English. A special feature is an animated, lifelike character that interacts with the user while demonstrating the first 500 signs most commonly introduced in beginning ASL courses. Every sign comes with a sample sentence so that the user can see it in grammatical context. The user can search for words to learn how to sign using three different criteria: (1) Fast Sign Look-Up, which involves signing the word, and having the 3-D character immediately sign it back; (2) Full Dictionary Entry, in which the user types in a word to find a dictionary entry; and (3) Search by Category, where signs are grouped in over 20 categories. Categories include activities, adjectives, animals, body, color, education, environment, feelings, food, persons, place, nouns, and verbs.
Assistive Products Discussed: SIGN SMITH ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)