Multimedia with Animated Sign Language for Deaf Learners
Margriet Verlinden, Inge Zwitserlood, Han Frowein, Viataal, Netherlands
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes how animated sign language can be integrated into multimedia teaching material for deaf learners with a sign language as their first language. For the creation of animated sign language special techniques were developed in which the animation is driven by a special sign language notation system. This so-called synthetic animation enables a trained sign language user to easily create signed content at the computer at his/her own pace. To demonstrate and evaluate the quality of synthetic signing, several web applications were developed and tested with deaf users. The results were sufficiently promising to develop other applications and our focus is now on educational applications for deaf pupils at primary and secondary level. Several examples of this are presented.
Verlinden, M., Zwitserlood, I. & Frowein, H. (2005). Multimedia with Animated Sign Language for Deaf Learners. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4759-4764). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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