Hard of hearing school girl commended for sign language study software

Tanioka Maho (谷岡真帆) (center) made the software for sign language study with the two teachers.
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August 5, 2013

Tanioka Maho (谷岡真帆), 12, is a sixth grader attending the mainstream program at the Matsuyama Municipal Misake Elementary School in Eihme Prefecture, part of western Japan.

She made the computer software for sign language study with two teachers. She is hard of hearing.

The software was chosen as the best prize awarded by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the 2013 study digital teaching-materials contest (sponsored by the study software information research center).

Tanioka hopes "more people would understand sign language and Deaf people through the software."

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