Virtual Center for Applied Sign Linguistics

Last week I attended a meeting designed to found a Virtual Center for Applied Sign Linguistics. This group (led by Beppie van den Bogaerde, Lorraine Leeson, and Tobias Haug) has the following draft mission statement:

VCASL works to bridge the gap between sign language research and practice. It supports the use of sign languages among deaf people and in society. VCASL is a central resource in the applications of research in sign language use to family life, pedagogy, interpreting, acquisition, and the arts.

It was a productive cooperative venture and I hope that some good resource-sharing and other results will be seen. I’ll share here when such activities develop!