About VL2

The Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) advances knowledge on how human higher cognition is realized through vision. VL2 seeks to determine the effects of visual processes, visual language, and social experience on the development of cognition, language, reading and literacy for the benefit of society.

VL2 especially pursues new perspectives on these learning processes through the widened vantage point of studying deaf individuals and sign language as a window into the flexibility and structure of the human mind. VL2 studies these learning processes in monolinguals and bilinguals across the lifespan in order to promote optimal practices in education in both formal and informal settings.