It has been thirty years since John Lennon's death on December 8, 1980. Captioned: In American Sign Language and voiced: Not captioned, but better video quality: (e
Earlier this month, the popular YouTube account belonging to Allyson Townsend (also known as ASL Ally) was shut down due to complaints that Ally's translations of the songs into American Sign Language were violating copyright. Now Ally's...Show More Summary
When popular YouTuber ASL Ally -- who posts videos that interpret song lyrics in American Sign Language for deaf and hard-of-hearing people -- had her YouTube channel yanked after complaints by Warner and Universal, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Cindy Cohn came to the rescue. Show More Summary
It seems like it was just months ago when 'refudiate' was a sign of poor command of the English language. Now the American version of the OED has declared Sarah Palin's word-child not only a word but Word of the...
As part of a senior design project for a biomedical engineering class [Kendall Lowrey] worked in a team to develop a device that translates American Sign Language into spoken English. Wanting to eclipse glove-based devices that came before them, the team set out to move away from strictly spelling words, to combining sign with common [...]
Video link. There's a whole genre of ASL (American Sign Language) music videos, exemplified perfectly by smokin' hot hottie-hot Jennie Batchelder in her fantastic interpretation of Michael Franti's "The Sound of Sunshine." Michael'sShow More Summary
Further to the post below and this week's show on the science and artistry of sign language, here's video of an interview I recorded with Dr Stephen McCullough in American Sign Language (ASL) at San Diego State University's Laboratory for...
CDC Logo The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now has videos about seasonal flu available in American Sign Language. To access the videos, click here. The CDC partnered with the University of Rochester Prevention Research...Show More Summary
University of Washington engineers have created a mobile American Sign Language device that uses a low bandwidth and has a high enough quality that users can actually be “heard”.
Microsoft's motion-control camera Kinect won't launch with sign language support, but there's no reason to assume the camera couldn't handle it, according to the company. Microsoft - Sign language - Kinect - American Sign Language - Motion control
Engineers at the University of Washington are developing the first mobile technology able to transmit American Sign Language (ASL) over cellular networks. The software called MobileASL currently runs on phones imported from Europe while...Show More Summary
There’s word from the University of Washington that a mobile phone for the deaf is in the works, in fact, it’s already being put to tests by the scientists there. The phone will involve transmission of American Sign Language (ASL) via video. Show More Summary
University of Washington engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over U.S. cellular networks. The tool is just completing its initial field test by participants in a UW summer program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Show More Summary
Researchers at the University of Washington have been working on a mobile device for transmitting ASL (American Sign Language) using video. The device has just entered into field testing this year, and researchers hope to be able to make a device that will use just 30kbps to transmit video, while extending battery life by using [...]
The deaf and hard of hearing communicate with each other mainly through sign language, and here in the US, it goes without saying that American Sign Language is the preferred language of choice. However, instead of just using texts over...Show More Summary
University of Washington researchers are testing a tool called MobileASL that uses motion detection to identify American Sign Language and transmit images over U.S. cell networks. Originally posted at News - Health Tech
Engineers are developing the first device able to transmit American Sign Language over US cellular networks. The tool is just completing its initial field test by participants in a summer program for deaf and hard-of-hearing student...
Kinect able to understand American Sign Language? Nope. Turns out that manufacturing cameras with resolution high enough to recognize fingers (making sign language support possible) is a costly affair. Despite the fact Microsoft had always planned Kinect to sell for $150, producing such expensive cameras would mean losing more money on each unit sold, which [...]
Kinect Sensor According to Microsoft's patent for their Kinect peripheral, Kinect can recognize American Sign Language. Microsoft Kinect is a system designed to work with Microsoft's Xbox 360 game system. Not yet released, the system...Show More Summary
Guess the patent for Microsoft's motion-sensing camera Kinect which pointed towards the possibility of understanding American Sign Language (ASL) does not work that way - at least, not for the model which is rolling out this coming November. Show More Summary