ERIC Number: ED342897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Concepts in Sign and Text. A Computerized Sign Language Dictionary.
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh.
This document is a dictionary of essential vocabulary, signs, and illustrations of workplace activities to be used to train deaf or hearing-impaired adults. It contains more than 500 entries with workplace-relevant vocabulary, each including an illustration of the signed word or phrase in American Sign Language, a description of how to make the sign, a definition of the word or phrase, a series of work-related sentences using the word/phrase, and an illustration demonstrating the meaning of words that can be pictured. The entries are divided into 28 topic areas: pronouns; size/shape/quantity; health/hospital; common signs; on the job; interview/forms; safety/survival; bank/money; supermarket; time/schedule; computers; directions/reinforcement; family relationships; questions; fruits/vegetables; mail room; people; fast food/restaurant; around the house; desserts/snacks; adult day care; drinks; colors; containers/utensils; police; holidays; feelings; and common phrases. Directions for using a Macintosh computer disk to access the dictionary or make printouts are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Daily Living Skills, Database Design, Database Management Systems, Databases, Deaf Interpreting, Deafness, Literacy Education, Microcomputers, Sign Language, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
AdvancE, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 (report, dictionary, and Macintosh diskette).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh.