Cell Phones & Sign Language - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/30/07

Cell Phones & Sign Language

People talk on cell phones everyday, but there are limits for the hearing impaired.

Now, new technology developed at the University of Washington, may help people communicate with sign language through their phones.

The project, called mobile ASL, uses real time video compression to let the deaf or hard of hearing use their cell phones for sign language. Instead of concentrating on the voice, the video system used in mobile ASL focuses on what the deaf need to see and that's the face and hands of the person who is signing.

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