Motion and Light Lab (ML2)


Merging Deaf Talent with 21st Century Digital Skill Sets: Scaling a solution to technological employability and literacy for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf people with additional disabilities

ID: 3822
School: Research Center/Lab
Program: Motion and Light Lab (ML2)
Status: Ongoing
Start date: January 2018
End Date: December 2021

Description

The Motion Light Lab will implement a "train-the-trainers" model in order to empower deaf individuals with the digital technology and app development skills necessary to create storybook apps. These storybook apps support deaf children's access to literacy. We are rolling out a nationwide curriculum using our award-winning VL2 Storybook Creator platform; this effort will to facilitate deaf participation in STEM fields and increase their experience and skills for future employability.

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ML2: VL2 Storybook Apps and Storybook Creator

ID: 3497
School: Research Center/Lab
Program: Motion and Light Lab (ML2)
Status: Ongoing
Start date: October 2012

Description

VL2 Storybook Apps are designed based on VL2 research foundations in language acquisition and reading to provide optimal reading experience for young and emerging Deaf readers. VL2 Storybook Apps are custom designed on a platform called The VL2 Storybook Creator, a template for Xcode, which allows people with no programming experience to create bilingual reading apps. The goal is to build a global digital library, by offering training and setting collaborations.

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