Language technology tends to focus on people who speak. But what about for people who sign?

A Scottish team has announced a new app to convert signs into text, but that’s just one part of the picture.

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley finds what’s out there on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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A summary:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-technology-language-text-aims-empower.html

U of Aberdeen’s page:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-11751.php

What is Auslan?
http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~waleed/thesis/node18.html

The very useful Auslan Signbank
http://www.auslan.org.au

The “Show and Tell” glove
http://vimeo.com/32568637
http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2012/01/09/this-glove-works-with-an-android-app-to-translate-sign-language-into-text/

Some iPhone apps. These may be a bit dated.
http://atcoalition.org/news/top-10-iphone-apps-people-who-are-deaf-or-hard-hearing
http://atlaak.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/the-10-most-useful-iphone-apps-for-the-deaf/