Translate from text to sign language
Many deaf people are most comfortable communicating in sign language. This feature would translate text to an automatically generated sign language video so that it could be most easily understood by people who are deaf.
Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This feature allows people who are deaf to “read” text in their preferred language of sign language.
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Related Research and Papers
- Providing signed content on the Internet by synthesized animation – University of East Anglia, UK – Kennaway, J.R., Glauert, J.R., and Zwitserlood, I. (2007)
- MobileASL:: intelligibility of sign language video as constrained by mobile phone technology – University of Washington – Cavender, A., Ladner, R.E., and Riskin, E.A. (2006)
- American sign language of the web – University of Toronto – Fels, D. I., Richards, J., Hardman, J., Soudian, S., and Silverman, C. (2004)
- IBM’s “Say It Sign It” – IBM Research, University of East Anglia (2007)
- DePaul ASL Project – DePaul University
- Towards Web-Based automatic interpretation of written text to Sign Language – Ecole Superieure des Sciences et Techniques de Tunis – Jemni, M., Elghoul, O. (2007)
- Animating Sign Language: The eSIGN Approach – University of Hamburg (2004)