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Emma Asonye


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Phyllis J. Washington College of Education, ALI Auditorium

Start Date

20-6-2022 1:00 PM

End Date

20-6-2022 2:00 PM


One of the latest language documentation innovations is the launch of Indigenous Hands (iHands) SignApp - a product of years of documenting indigenous signed languages in Africa, through community collaboration. Indigenous Hands was born out of the need to bridge the communication gap between deaf children and their families and to create early sign language access for deaf children born in isolated deaf communities. This presentation discusses the unique experiences I had with community collaboration and teamwork in documenting diverse signed languages in Africa, that led to the creation of Indigenous Hands SignApp, explores the functionalities of the app, and highlights how each community responds to language documentation. (75 kB)
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