ASL Dictionary From NTID Now Available On CD-Rom




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The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) announces a new personal computer resource now available for individuals looking to improve their sign-language skills.

NTID's Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education (ASLIE) has released a CD-ROM version of ASL vocabulary. Users can search by word or phrase and measure their skills with the self-testing option.

"We have offered this ASL vocabulary resource in NTID's Self-Instruction Lab for many years," said William Newell, associate professor in the ASLIE Department. "We hope that making it accessible on CD-ROM for personal computers will encourage those interested in American Sign Language to use it frequently as a tool for improving their sign skills."

The CD-ROM contains approximately 1,850 signs linked with 3,500 English synonyms. It is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms and is available through RIT's Campus Connections bookstore for $12, plus $5 shipping and handling, with discounts on CD-ROMs ordered in quantity. For more information, contact RIT Campus Connections, 48 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, 716/475-2501 (voice), 716/475-7071 (TTY), 716/475-6499 (fax), 290www@osfmail.isc.rit.edu (E-mail), http://finweb.rit.edu/Bookstore.

The first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,000 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus. For further information, visit our web page at: http://www.rit.edu/NTID.

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