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RE: Interesting new assistive tech

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 23:43:34 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001601c1b5e3$be8845d0$6b7ba8c0@laptop600>


It just takes finger spelling movements and displays them as letters.
So it lets you spell out words.      It doesn't detect or translate ASL.


Could be very nifty as a keyboardless keyboard though for those who know
finger-spelling and can communicate well by spelling out words.

Could also be used for data entry.






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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Cynthia Shelly
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 2:55 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Interesting new assistive tech


A New York Times article about a new device that translates ASL into
text.  It's not in production yet (a high school kid invented it), but
sounds really cool.


Here's the article.  Requires a free subscription to NYT online.


Received on Friday, 15 February 2002 00:44:15 UTC

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