StreetSigns:A City Kid's Guide to American Sign Language
is an Interactive Signsource. This Internet version contains
over 200 signs which are divided into 24 language
categories, each colorfully represented by an urban
Developed in 1994 in collaboration with the children of
The Public School for the Deaf in New York City
"StreetSigns" was one of the very first projects to explore
the possibilities of digital Signing. The students provided
much of the original artwork for each category and they are
also the featured Signers. In 1996 "StreetSigns" won the
Computerworld/Smithsonian Award for Innovation in Technology
and is in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian Museum
of American History. The full CD-ROM based project is on
view in the Information Age Exhibit in Washington,D.C.
District 75, New York City Public Schools is proud to host
this web-based version of "StreetSigns."
On a technical note, "StreetSigns," utilizes Apple Computer's QuickTime technology to display the sign language video clips. To view the video clips, your web browser must have the QuickTime plug-in. If you do not have the QuickTime plug-in you can download it for free from Apple Computer.
We hope you enjoy the "StreetSigns" experience. To enter the "StreetSigns" neighborhood click on the students.
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