Friday, March 28, 2008

Creating a new ASL sign

A YouTube search is underway for a American Sign Language symbol to represent the word poverty. The idea is the brainchild of the English Interpretation department at Columbia College Chicago. Faculty member and deaf performing artist Peter Cook says there are ASL signs for rich and poor, access but not one covering poverty. You can make a video suggestion between now and April 23rd.. The students and faculty Columbia's ASL - English Interpretation degree program will look through the entries and pass the best along to a national team of ASL linguists. They will pick a winner to be announced in May. Here’s a video where Cook explains how to participate:

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