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The ASL App


ASL for the People

Winner of People's Choice Award (Audience Vote)

at the 2013 Media Rise Now Festival.

 

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The ASL App


ASL for the People

Winner of People's Choice Award (Audience Vote)

at the 2013 Media Rise Now Festival.

 

What is the deal here?

We are creating an app that introduces and teaches American Sign Language (ASL). It's called "ASL for the People" because this is for anybody including but not limited to family, friends, co-workers, or your average joes who want to learn American Sign Language. It basically mean that you don’t have to enroll in a class to learn ASL and this is important because not everybody has the time, money, resource, and long term commitment to do that. 

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Sign Together


The app you'll use on the go. 

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Sign Together


The app you'll use on the go. 

What's the goal?

We believe in the importance of bringing different communities together, especially here in Washington DC, where there is a large Deaf community and a University for the Deaf. To spread the spirit of learning sign language it should be low cost and accessible to people from all walks of life. We are designing this app to allow learning ASL to be fun and on a pure conversational level. 

How will you use this? 

This is an app you can use with friends, at bars, at coffee houses, at restaurants, on the metro, waiting in line, and so on. And, when you meet a deaf person you could actually start a conversation!

Why us? 

We’re Deaf, native signers from birth, and we both bring specific skills to this project. Matt teaches ASL and develops ASL resources, while Melissa creates films and designs apps. 

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The Signers


Made by Deaf people for you

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The Signers


Made by Deaf people for you

Kriston Lee

PERFORMANCE ARTIST

A native of Seattle, Kriston Lee has been performing and dancing his whole life. He travels around the world training aspiring dancers and he teaches performance techniques. 

Matt

SCHOLAR

An avid hiker, Matt is pursuing his PhD in Cultural Studies and working at Georgetown University as a Research Specialist. From the San Francisco Bay Area, he is third generation Deaf from a Deaf family. He loves pitbulls, fine coffee and working out. 

Bobbie Jo

EDUCATOR

Bobbie Jo hails from Pennsylvania, where she grew up signing in a Deaf family. An educator at heart, she currently teaches and inspires new generations of teachers at Gallaudet University .

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