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ASL Bible Available for Deaf Through New Technology

Contact: Joe Mathis (hearing) 712-322-5493, jmathis@deafmissions.com; Chad Entinger (Deaf) 712-322-5493 tty, chadentinger@deafmissions.com; both with Deaf Missions


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Aug. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Deaf Missions is announcing that the complete New Testament is now available in American Sign Language (ASL) for the handheld iPod or other MPEG-4 (mp4) media player. It is also compatible for use with a multimedia slide presentation. The Bible: ASL Translation to go is in data format. The Bible: ASL Translation - New Testament is also available on DVD and VHS.


The Omega Project began in 1981. The purpose of this project is to translate the entire Bible into the visual language of ASL. Scholars, translators and ASL specialists have worked as teams through the years to accomplish this huge task. The New Testament was completed in 2004. The Old Testament translation project continues.


When the project began, current technology was only imagined. That technology now allows the translation to be available through the portable handheld iPod. “The iPod version allows Deaf people to have a pocket New Testament in their own language” says Chad Entinger, Associate Director and Executive Director-Elect for Deaf Missions.


The Bible: ASL Translation to go - New Testament is available from Deaf Missions. A complete 5-set DVD is also available. For more information call 712-322-5493 or go to www.deafmissions.com.