DOT began when a deaf person and two sign language teachers showed up at a MAST event in Gabon and said that they wanted a Bible for the deaf. The facilitators tried to make it happen by using the MAST steps and capturing the results on video using iPhones.
This event led Wycliffe Associates to take a closer look at the global deaf community. We now know that taken as a whole, the deaf community is the largest unreached people group in the world. Sign language is not universal. There are over 430 different known sign languages
In January 2017, there was a DOT event in Paraguay with teams of deaf translators from seven South American countries. Six of these countries were Spanish speaking countries and each one had a unique sign language that could not be understood by the deaf from the other countries.
Deaf and literacy – One common question about deaf translation is why the deaf can’t just read the written translations in their country. The grammar and structure of sign languages
One common misconception about
As of July 2018, using DOT methodology, a team in India has completed the New Testament in Marathi Sign Language!