About the Project
Written language is hard for deaf people to decode, because it is a representation of oral speech. Sueñaletras instead offers playful activities that associate written language with sign language. It also fosters the development of both written and sign language vocabulary and simplifies the categorization of concepts.
The software is innovative in design and method of instruction, supporting reading and writing acquisition through different stimuli: the native sign language of the child, the finger alphabet, lip-reading, written words, and images. One of the key characteristics of Sueñaletras is its flexibility: anybody familiar with the procedure can modify the program and adapt it to their specific subjects of interest, create new categories of concepts, or add new words. The design of Sueñaletras makes it easy to use in various contexts: in groups, individually, or in non-educational settings, such as at home.
There are versions for Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Catalunya, and versions are being developed for Ecuador and Panama. It has been downloaded approximately 30,000 times.