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providing financial support, office space, mentoring, and more. SignSchool is staffed by a mix of hearing and Deaf individuals. One of the co-founders who graduated from Princeton in 2016 currently works at the company full time. WWM: What did you study at Princeton? CL: I concentrated in physics and earned certificates, the Princeton equivalent of minors, in computer science and linguistics. WWM: What types of accommodations enabled you to master your studies at Princeton? CL: I had very skilled and committed sign language interpreters for all of my classes that the ODS and I chose after a careful screening and interviewing process. During my junior year when I took advanced math and physics courses, I had a hard time following the very ab - stract material in class, as did my interpreters. The ODS developed a during a random dinner conversation with two hearing students my freshman year, we talked about a common frustration: the lack of accessible ASL learning resources. By the end of dinner, we had decided to start a company to create precisely the resource we needed. Today, I am the CEO of SignSchool, a company developing an interactive online learning platform for teaching ASL. We offer both free consumer resources and commercial educational learning software for grades K-12 and universities. Princeton has been extremely supportive, Want to Learn American Sign Language? Visit Colin's company — SignSchool — at signschool.com and learn ASL at your own pace with interactive exercises, quick lectures, and self-assessment reviews. an interview with colin lualdi W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7 72

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