SignSchool

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SignSchool aims to facilitate basic communication between the Deaf and hearing communities by providing a high quality online platform for hearing people to learn American Sign Language. Current ASL learning resources are primarily expensive in-person classes or outdated image-based, dictionary-like websites and textbooks. SignSchool provides a video-based online curriculum consisting of game-like exercises as a useful low-cost tool for those learning ASL or needing a supplement for ASL courses. SignSchool’s modular curriculum also makes the learning process more efficient by letting our users learn basic ASL signs and conversational phrases relevant to their immediate communication needs with Deaf people.

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    Evan Corden '16

    Evan is a rising junior at Princeton University, where he is pursuing a concentration in Economics and a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning. Passionate about technology and creativity, he has previously worked at the iPhone app Everest in San Francisco, designed clean water stations for a non-profit organization, and is an active member of Princeton’s entrepreneurship club. In his spare time, Evan enjoys racing triathlons, watching European soccer, and playing his cello.

    Program: 2014 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2014-2015 eLab Incubator

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    Eric Epstein '17

    Eric Epstein is a third-year software engineering major at Rochester Institute of Technology. His passion for American Sign Language pedagogy started in eighth grade as he was the only deaf student in his class. He has since tutored high schoolers, adult learners, and senior citizens. Now on the SignSchool team, he looks forward to developing a radically new way to learn American Sign Language.

     

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator

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    Jack Hudson '16

    Jack graduated from Princeton in 2016 with a bachelors in computer science and certificates in bioengineering and technology policy. As SignSchool's full-stack developer and an aspiring entrepreneur, Jack is passionate about innovation and hopes to use his diverse background to improve the accessibility of American Sign Language education. In addition to his academic pursuits, he fences for the British national fencing team and competes internationally.

     

    Program: 2014 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2014-2015 eLab Incubator, 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2016-2017 eLab Incubator

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    Sarah Kadar '16

    Sarah Kadar graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 with her bachelor's in American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpretation. Sarah has been studying ASL in both the secondary and post-secondary settings for over ten years. She will bring a unique perspective to the SignSchool team as she is equally involved in both the hearing and the Deaf community. 

     

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator

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    Colin Lualdi '17

    Colin is a junior at Princeton University, where he is studying physics and computer science. As a Deaf person, he is committed to promoting cultural understanding and communication access between the Deaf and hearing communities. With his diverse interests, Colin has been enjoying discovering the joys of entrepreneurship and physics. In his free time, Colin likes to sail, ski, and camp.

    Program: 2014 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2014-2015 eLab Incubator, 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator, 2016-2017 eLab Incubator

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    Sarah Margolis-Greenbaum '17

    Sarah is a third-year Management Information Systems major at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has a passion for film and has been involved with organizing Deaf film competitions at her university, is currently involved in helping with Rochester Deaf Film Festival and has made several Deaf comedy videos with her siblings that utilize humor in a Deaf cultural and American Sign Language context. She is thrilled to be able to work with SignSchool on a project that promotes access to her native language.

     

    Program: 2016 eLab Summer Accelerator