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Deaf Student Creates More Than 100 New Signs for Scientific Terms



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When Liam Mcmulkin began his studies at Scotland’s University of Dundee, he quickly realized a glaring oversight not only in the program, but in British Sign Language in general: signs for science.
As he delved into more complex topics, and learned words such as phosphorylation or oxidation, the signs that were used to communicate the lessons often took up an inefficient amount of time because they had to be spelled out with each letter, he said.
“It’s not easy to convey complex processes with a few hand gestures,” he told ABC News via email on Monday.

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