The deaf cannot hear, but they can listen; too often it’s the hearing that doesn’t listen. I’d like to demonstrate how my idea can help the hearing understand the deaf better.
Hanelle is a lexicographer, language enthusiast and Hanelle pursued her studies in Language and Linguistics and holds an MPhil in Hypermedia for Language Learning and PHD in Lexicography. Hanelle is particularly passionate and literacy and believes that it holds the key to social and economic upliftment. She has devoted her life to developing an electronic dictionary for the South African sign language. If successfully developed, this tool will help the deaf, hearing impaired as well as those that can hear to learn and understand sign language better.
Hanelle also serves on the Advisory committee for National Institute for the Deaf and works as an interpreter from time to time. She can speak more than 5 languages and currently works at the Dictionary for the Afrikaans language (WAT), the biggest monolingual comprehensive dictionary for the Afrikaans language.