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Deaf Culture Etiquette

Magic Mirror

Kinect used in sign-language recognition and translation

In a collaboration with Microsoft Research Asia and the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) researchers tested how the Kinect's body-tracking features can be used in sign-language recognition, according to the official Inside Microsoft Research …

Jimmy Kimmel Live

ABC’s distinctive late-night talk show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human …

Comedy

Lord Of The Sign Rings

Sign Language Ring is a set of rings and a bracelet capable of detecting sign language and translating them. Essentially, the device is able to …

MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language

There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does.<p>But not the team at MotionSavvy. MotionSavvy, which emerged from the Leap Motion accelerator AXLR8R, is building a tablet case that leverages the power of the Leap Motion …

Will teaching my baby sign language before he can speak affect when he will start talking?

Q: Children are able to understand language before they are able to speak it. I've been reading a lot about the benefits of teaching sign language to young children as a simple way to help them express themselves. I'm worried that if I start this with my 7-month-old, he may become too comfortable …

The best iPad apps for learning sign language

If you are looking to learn sign language, to brush up or to try and communicate with others then check out our list of the best iPad apps for …

'Hawkeye' #19 to tackle deafness with sign language, empty word bubbles

There are a lot of reasons to be reading <i>Hawkeye</i>, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s comic about what life is like for the Avenger who isn’t imbued with …

Rhyming in a sign language: A proposal from ASL storyteller Awti

What's a childhood without nursery rhymes? And what's a nursery rhyme without, well, rhyme? Rhyme and rhythm in language are important parts of …

Sign Language Ring Translates Sign Language Motions Into Voice or Text

Not everyone understands sign language, thus putting a barrier between hearing impaired people and their hearing friends. Sign Language Ring is a …

Should there be a TV channel just for sign language users?

<b>This week a consultation by media industry regulator Ofcom comes to an end. It could lead to more funding for television programmes made in British Sign Language (BSL), if there is enough support. But should there be a dedicated sign language channel?</b><p>Other British minorities have television …

Language Learning

Sign Language Theater Company Stages Remarkable New Musical

When the curtain falls on this theater company's empowering new production, many of the actors won't be able to hear the applause.<p>The Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles is incorporating both hearing and deaf actors in its beautiful production of "Spring Awakening." A combination of speech, song and …

Teacher is a hit with sign-language covers of popular music videos

A teacher is hoping to encourage more kids to learn American Sign Language, with a little help from Taylor Swift.<p>Brittany Adams, who teaches ASL to hearing students at Romeo High School in Romeo, Michigan, has begun creating sign-language versions of popular music videos, including Swift’s “Shake …

Iggy Azalea's Sign Language Interpreter Is Our New Hero

We have to give major props to the American Sign Language interpreter Iggy Azalea hired for her Austin City Limits gig on Saturday (October 11).<p>Even …

Crave Ep. 178: Meet Aiko Chihira...the first communication android to use sign language

Robots will someday take over the world and, YES! they will need to order the hearing impaired around also.<p><b>Subscribe to Crave:</b><p>This week on Crave we explore near-future food options including a pizza vending machine and a hand-held espresso machine. We get a glimpse into the beautiful, microscopic …

Chemistry

An App That Lets You Converse With The Deaf, No Sign Language Necessary

Transcense is a new app that accurately translates conversations in real time so the deaf and hard of hearing can participate in meetings, presentations and conversations.<p>Founders Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng say one-on-one conversations are easy for the deaf. Either they …

This Device Translates Sign Language In Real Time

Once in high school, Mohamed Elwazer was waiting for his train on an empty metro platform in Egypt when he overheard someone yelling in …

Signed languages can do so many things spoken languages can’t

The deaf community is no utopia, but it does offer an alternative language, culture and social life to those who choose to be a part of it<p>When people notice my daughter and me signing in the street, they often stop and comment: “You know,” they say, “there’s this thing called the cochlear implant.” …

Pharrell Williams's Happy performed in sign-language

Campers and staff at the Deaf Film Camp put a sign-language spin on the endlessly covered best-selling single<p>Since its release at the end of last year, Pharrell Williams’s Happy has been parodied, lip synced, and covered enough times to make the ex-NERD frontman break down in tears at the whirlwind …

The best iPhone apps for learning sign language

Sign language is a visual language and so using an iPhone to learn works quite well. It's amazing how fast you can pick up simple signs when you can …

ASL Dictionary HD American Sign Language app review: sign with ease

Introduction<p>Do you or someone you know rely on sign language to communicate and you're looking to improve your knowledge/skills? The ASL Dictionary …