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FW: Sign language interpretation definition

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 12:49:44 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Right

 

I caught it at the end of the definition but not the beginning.   

 

So it should be  

 

 sign language interpretation 

translation of spoken words (including paralinguistics) into a language that
uses a simultaneous combination of handshapes, orientation and movement of
the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to convey meaning rather
than sound.

 


Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

 


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From: Katie Haritos-Shea [mailto:ryladog@earthlink.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:32 PM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Subject: Re: Sign language interpretation definition

One thought.............

 

Is a laugh/laughter a spoken word? I was under the impression that auditory
sounds other than 'spoken words' are also communicated interpretation.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Gregg Vanderheiden 
Sent: Dec 20, 2005 11:50 AM 
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org 
Subject: Sign language interpretation definition 

Our current definition .. 

 

sign language interpretation 

Providing the translation and meaning of spoken words into specific
gestures, hand positions, and hand movements.

 

.. doesn't quite make sense.  It says "Translation and meaning".    What is
translation if it isn't meaning/?? 

 Also sign language is more than hands.

 

How about:

 

sign language interpretation 

translation of spoken words into a language that uses a simultaneous
combination of handshapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or
body, and facial expressions to convey meaning rather than sound.

 


Gregg

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Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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For a list of our list discussions http://trace.wisc.edu/lists/

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Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
< <http://trace.wisc.edu/> http://trace.wisc.edu/> FAX 608/262-8848  
For a list of our list discussions http://trace.wisc.edu/lists/

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