Mobile ASL: Intelligibility of Sign Language Video as Constrained by Mobile Phone TechnologyBy Cavender, Anna; Ladner, Richard E.; Riskin, Eve A.; ASSETS 2006 - The Eighth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility,
Publication Date: 2006
Paper examines the feasibility of sign language communication with cell phones. Mobile phones with video cameras and the ability to transmit and play videos have the potential to give people who are deaf access to the convenience of cell phones in their preferred language, American Sign Language (ASL). The goal of the MobileASL project is to provide intelligible compressed ASL video, including detailed facial expressions and accurate movement and gesture reproduction, using current video cell phone networks. The results are presented from one focus group and one user study conducted to investigate the desire and/or need for mobile video phone communication, the technical and non-technical challenges involved with the technology, and what features of compressed video might enhance intelligibility.
Published by: Association for Computing Machinery (Website:http://www.acm.org)
SIGACCESS (ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing) (Web Site: http://www.sigaccess.org )
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O17036