Enabling Technology

Communication: Face-to-face

Project ideas


Categories | Disabilities: Auditory | Interfaces: Visual | Communication: Telephone | Communication: Face-to-face |

Description - Develop a communication system that visually shows speech in some form to people who are deaf without relying on a full-blown and often faulty speech recognition system. One idea would be to break the speech into phonemes which could the be watched and assembled into words by the user.

Sign Language to Speech

Categories | Disabilities: Auditory | Interfaces: Auditory | Interfaces: Devices | Communication: Face-to-face | Social impact: Acceptance |

Description - How far are we from using a laptop to interpret ASL to speech? There are papers on recognizing ASL by processing video. Is a camera-equipped laptop powerful enough? Possibly as important, what *could* we do with a camera-equipped laptop? There are "gloves" designed for gamers, could that be used to help interpret ASL?

External links

Communication Aids Project

Categories | Communication: Face-to-face |

Description - This website has information on many currently available communication devices, with links to respective websites. It also has information on communication including case studies. It is based in the UK.

Submitted by Terri Schehl