About the SIGNhear Web Site
SIGNhear was set up to promote the learning and reconigition of ASL within the general student population. ASL is currently the fourth most used language in the USA, and it is our intention to make it the third. We feel that after having mastered ASL you will lobby to have it recognized as a foreign language.
The site was designed by three students, aged 16 to 17, as part of the 1997 ThinkQuest Contest. However we consider it to be of such importance that we will continue to expand and improve the site, and introduce a Spanish version as soon as possible.
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Jenni was the main inspiration for the site because she is dedicated to expanding the use of ASL amongst students. She lives in North Carolina, USA and is responsible for all the research and verification of the information included in the site, and does the updates to the website (primarily because only she knows how to hack the ANS server).
Adam is the graphic artist of our team, and produced all the site's graphics and illustrations as well helping to edit and improve the quality of the sign language pictures, using Adobe Photoshop. Based in Hertfordshire, England, he is 17 and is the oldest member of the team.
Gerard is the HTML coder who did the web site design. He was also responsible for taking the majority of the black and white photos, the expections being the ones he appeared in himself, which were shot by one of the other students. He is 17 and lives in London, England.
Special thanks to ...
SIGNhear would also like to thank: Dan Natho (Canada), Kunal Solanki (India), Seema Sohal (India), Narges Hashmie (Iran), Kate Harrell (USA) and our three coaches for their valuable assistance.
Although sign language is a very serious topic in today's world, we did have some fun while creating this site!
The ASL group signing 'I love you'
From left to right: Seema, Kunal, Dan, Gerard, Narges
The guys having fun!
From left to right: Kunal, Gerard, Dan
We would like to thank Penguin Putnam for providing us with some of the images on this site.