Thursday, September 17, 2009

Peace Corps Kenyan Sign Language Website

I am working for my project KDU Campus. :( I also find idea to design it while I am surfing the internet until I found the exciting website from Kenya! Wow, it is cute pictures and good idea to make the flash website! In 2006, Adobe choose this website as one of Adobe’s Best of 2006 Site of the Day.


It can help the kids to learn the sign language, and they put the simple pictures, such as vegetables, animals, and what their country, Kenya have.. because it is very easy to make them to see and remember what it is when they show the sign language but, they show the short signs only. :) Maybe it looks like they also use "Home Sign" since no sign language(KSL) existed in the history of the country, Kenya?

This website also have an interactive games that can give some question to the visitors after they learns the Kenyan sign language (KSL). I always like this game so I think that the Malaysian Federation of the Deaf (MFD) can do it like this? :D


The Kenyan Sign Language Minisite was developed to showcase one of the innovative projects Peace Corps volunteers are developing around the world. In Kenya, volunteers working with hearing impaired youth needed a way to help their communities learn sign language. To maximize their efforts—and to make the process more enjoyable—volunteers developed CD-ROMs with games and activities that helped deaf children and their families learn Kenyan Sign Language (KSL). In addition to featuring the original sign language games developed by the volunteers, the KSL website provides an overview of the project and introduces users to the volunteers.
Source: http://www.brianpeppler.com/tag/peace-corps/


Please visit the Kenyan Sign Language Website:
http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatlike.interactivefeatures.ksl


3 comments:

  1. wow, that's pretty neat. I have not know any deaf who join Peace Corps

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  2. Yeah I read some from that website. Some deaf like to be volunteer and help the orphan kids and adults(deaf) from Kenya. They also doing research about Kenya sign language. :)

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  3. Hey. I'm a current Kenya PCV. We actually have 3 deaf volunteers in Kenya now doing really fantastic work. Thanks for posting the link to the KSL site...I'll forward it to the deaf ed teachers to see if they know about it and want to update it.

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