SUN

Overview

SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation) is a program that brings Scripture to the illiterate deaf as well as the deaf-blind. Using a symbolic system of writing, the illiterate deaf who are not educated in sign language as well as the deaf-blind can read God's word for themselves.

Approximately 80% of the world’s 70 million deaf people do not have any access to education. Only about 1-2% of the deaf get education in sign language.

- World Federation of the Deaf

How It Works

SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation) is a symbolic representation of all the words in Scripture. It consists of a small group of universally recognized characters that are then combined or altered to make additional symbols which are called extensions. Between the characters and extensions, all of Scripture can be represented. The symbols in SUN are taught using illustrations to improve retention. The example on the left shows the symbol for "Person" and "Write" makes up the symbol for "Author, writer, or scribe."

Getting Started

Below are a list of resources to help you teach SUN. We recommend you begin with the Quick Start Guide. For more detailed instructions, you can read the SUN Manual English.

The Need

people who are deaf and blind