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Computer Translation Catching Up

A couple of interesting videos about how computers are learning to both understand and produce Signed Languages.

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Purple Launches VRS for iPhone and iPad2

Using existing communication devices generally reserved for hearing individuals, like cell phones, Purple develops free communications software designed to make┬ácommunications among deaf and hard-of-hearing people with hearing people easier and more convenient. By adding support for the iPad 2, Purple … Continue reading

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Tornado Disaster Deaf Story

Remember the tornadoes that ripped through the South a few weeks ago? With the power out, how would a Deaf couple know what’s going on? Thanks to Deaf News Today for the video.

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Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

Some of you may remember Roger Ebert who was a popular movie critic. A few years ago he lost his jaw to cancer and consequently lost his ability to speak. Through technology, he now “speaks” and expresses himself. His video … Continue reading

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Marlee Matlin Helps Gary Busey Hear

Both Marlee Matlin and Gary Busey are currently on the reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice” Interestingly, we learn that Gary has been legally deaf for 22 years and it wasn’t until recently that he found out and received hearing aids … Continue reading

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Computer learns sign language by watching TV

This is very interesting and the possibilities could be great! ASL is not provided for many auto-translation services. For example, Google Translate can work through 30+ text-based languages. Rosetta Stone, the popular language learning software, does not offer ASL. YouTube … Continue reading

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