[community] Gloves that Translate ASL to Speach
Taliesin Love Smith
ts14hh at student.ocadu.ca
Wed Jun 1 21:27:15 UTC 2016
Tara, thank you for posting this critique article.
I was wondering if either of the inventors were deaf, or if anyone who
identifies as deaf was part of the design process.
I was also wondering about the facial expressions. I do understand that
facial expression is a huge part of the grammar of ASL. Also, there is a
lot of improvisation in ASL, that happens on the fly, just like any other
natural language. I was wondering how that would be handled.
On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Tara Robertson <trobertson at langara.ca>
> Here's an article that critiques this technology. In particular, I love
> quote: "Deaf people are viewed as a liability in terms of communication,
> when in reality, the opposite is true. We are the experts at communication.
> From living in a society that constantly demands observation and
> improvisation of us, we have learned how to communicate in countless ways."
> One of the Queer ASL instructors also pointed out that so much grammar
> happens in the face, so this technology is both inappropriate and flawed.
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> Two undergraduate students team up to invent SignAloud. A set of gloves
> converts ASL signs to speech.
> They have won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize:
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