Will new signs improve Deaf children's understanding of Physics

116 new signs helping to communicate the topics of movement, the Universe, light and sight, and energy and radiation have been developed to give 11-16 year olds signers a better opportunity to engage with Physics and Engineering.

Phrases like light year and x-ray now have their own sign when previously finger-spelling and lip- reading were the most common methods for teachers and translators to communicate the meaning of their lessons.

But will they make a difference to the understanding of physics? Professor Gary Morgan is working with Institute of Physics to identify if they really will make a difference to educational outcomes .