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Crowdsourcing Site Compiles New Sign Language for Math and Science


December 7, 2012

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The ASL-STEM Forum is a crowdsourcing project, similar to Wikipedia or the Urban Dictionary, that creates a new sign language for the latest scientific and technical terms. Full Story

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