HHR Primer methodology
His Hands Reader English primers are from the Wycliffe Associates Level A (1200 word - 1700 meanings) Easy English Bible. Primer text is indexed to the HHR lexicon database at the "meaning" level. What does this mean? It means as you read in HHR the exact meaning picture and hand sign is displayed for the current word in the sentence being read. Also, the exact word meaning in the subtitle language is displayed.
Learn more about Wycliffe Associates Easy English here.
All other primers other than English in His Hands Reader are derived from the English primers using the Inter linear text report (see examples of this in the Primer Statistics section below). Native speaking HHR volunteers use these Inter Linear Text reports for their language to help them create a grammatically correct primer using the HHR lexicon word meanings in their native tongue. The Inter Linear report helps the volunteer to choose words that appear in the lexicon.
Why use the Bible as reading primers?
Why can HHR be helpful for the Deaf and Dyslexic?
Genesis 1 - 9 English
Word Frequency (Gen 1-9 English)
Glossary (Gen 1-9 English-XXX) Use this if you want to translate only the Genesis 1-9 part of the HHR lexicon
Glossary (Gen 1-9 Eng-Rus) 95 percent complete
Inter linear Text (Gen 1-9 Eng-Rus)
Glossary (Gen 1-9 Eng-Heb) 50 percent complete
Inter linear Text (Gen 1-9 Eng-Heb)
Glossary (Gen 1-9 Eng- Chn) 99 percent complete
Inter linear Text (Gen 1-9 Eng- Chn)
Why try HHR if you have trouble reading?
So maybe you are asking the question, "How can I use that part of my brain so I can read words faster?" The free World literacy computer program, His Hands Reader, attempts to let you "photograph" words into your mind and associate and store away each word along with a meaning picture for that fast recall. HHR attempts to show you each word large, like on a photograph, along with a picture meaning of the word. This repeated process will eventually burn those word/meaning photo combination into your memory for fast, comfortable recall. All brains are made just a little bit different so you will need to try it to see how it works for you.
Think of the His Hands Reader as a training tool attempt to enhance your reading skill -- not to replace all the hard work to learn to read phonetically. You still need that so you will have the ability to learn to read new words. The best training for reading is to read, read, read. Hopefully His Hands Reader will make it more comfortable and faster to read the more common words.
A Description of HHR
This reading technique enables the student to learn to read via sight word recognition. The His Hands Reader program database of all reading materials is automatically distributed via the Internet to the user's computer. Once a volunteer adds a new language, reader, meaning picture, voice word... these data are automatically distributed to the rest of the world of "online" connected users to enjoy the next time they open the program.
The nature of the His Hands Reader program being cost free and reading libraries being automatically distributed via Internet serves the paradigm of every computer cafe in the developing world to be a literacy portal. Though His Hands Reader makes no money... cafe web masters will have self vested interest to add the His Hands Reader to their cafe computers. Why? Their patrons can pay a few pennies to buy an hour of time on the cafe computer to practice their reading skills in their language of choice. For example -- Kabul Afghanistan is a land of 40+ languages and literacy below 20 percent in only the government language. Internet cafes exist every couple of kilometers. His Hands Reader can easily find a useful home among those 1000's of cafe computers. The only thing that is lacking now is the volunteers to add the lexicon data for their native tongue and some beginning primer text. His Hands Reader makes it easy for a volunteer to add the lexicon data straight into the program. Primers can be added using free off-the-shelf HTML editors following the templates supplied with His Hands Reader. After 40 hours of volunteer labor then Readers all around the world speaking that language will benefit as they learn to read their language.
Additionally, the His Hands Reader Windows program, helps the Reader to learn to read a second business language by seeing her own language in subtitle to the reader text. And if she wants to learn to read English as a second language the program has integrated the whole Wycliffe Associates Easy English Bible as reading material according to the base lexicon. Often times literacy for a second language is overlooked in developing nations... though it is literacy in the second language that is most needed to carrying on business transactions associated with livelihood. The His Hands Reader provides a multi-media platform for learning to read any combination of primary to secondary language.
Now the His Hands Reader is also able to show hand signs for each word read for any hand sign language in combination with any of the 7000+ voiced languages of the world. That can help deaf to read the Words of the Book and their hearing parents and siblings to learn how to communicate with their deaf loved one.