Signing Avatars

"A signing avatar is a digital graphic representing a person or a character that signs any text using hands, facial and body expressions, and finger spelling. The signing may be captioned with text. "

Source: Adapted from:,2542,t=avatar&i=38293,00.asp

Contextual Use: Jerome did not understand the word "carnivore" in his science text, so he clicked on the word and a signing avatar appeared on the page providing the description in ASL (American Sign Language).

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