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RE: Action item: resources on sign language video

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:34:03 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B01248DF0@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Roberto Scano \(IWA/HWG\)" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Thanks for the suggestion, Roberto. Here's what I've found so far:

<blockquote cite="www.visicast.co.uk/members/
milestones/M5-8SiGMLStandard.pdf">
The original plan saw M5-8 proposing a final definition of SiGML that
would be offered
for adoption by W3C. The title used was "Final SiGML Proposed to W3C".
In practice, SiGML has not been used outside the ViSiCAST project so it
is unrealistic to
assume that the definition is ready to meet a wider set of needs.
Further development can
be expected through follow-on projects such as the eContent project,
eSIGN.
</blockquote>

The E-Sign project has to do with signing content on government pages
within the European Union. It uses a plug-in (for IE and Windows only)
that displays signing avatars, and there is an authring tool which
generates SiGML output that can be rendered by the avatar.

My sense is that we shouldn't include SiGM in the Resources section *at
this time*. We can add it later if support for the language improves.

John
As far as I can tell, SiGML (Signing Gesture Markup Language) has some
promise but is used only in the E-Sign /E-Content projects . The
required plug-in is available only for Windows and IE.



"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
FAC 248C
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Austin, TX 78712
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-----Original Message-----
From: Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) [mailto:rscano@iwa-italy.org] 
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 12:03 am
To: John M Slatin; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Action item: resources on sign language video

What about suggest so use sigML?

----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "John M Slatin"<john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
    Inviato: 30/01/06 0.20.37
    A: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
    Oggetto: Action item: resources on sign language video
      
    On the 26 January call I took an action to add resources on filming
sign
    language interpretation to two techniques for GL 1.2.  
    
    The resources have been added to:
    * Including a sign language interpreter in a corner of the video
stream
    [1]
    * Providing a synchronized video of the sign language interpreter
that
    can be displayed in a different viewport or overlaid on the image by
the
    player  [2]
    
    John
    
    
    [1]
 
http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Including_a_sign_languag
    e_interpreter_in_the_corner_of_the_video_stream
    [2]
 
http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=Providing_a_synchronized
 
_video_of_the_sign_language_interpreter_that_can_be_displayed_in_a_diffe
    rent_viewport_or_overlaid_on_the_image_by_the_player
    
    "Good design is accessible design."
    
    Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
    Accessibility Institute
    University of Texas at Austin 
    FAC 248C 
    1 University Station G9600 
    Austin, TX 78712 
    ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
    email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
    Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 
    
    
    
        

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