Expansion in mobile telecommunications offers a change in lifestyle for many people. Even deaf people have been included in the SMS revolution and our national study indicates a huge increase in deaf peopleâ€™s use of this basic text messaging system. However, the forthcoming 3rd Generation networks offer something more â€“ the possibility to send and receive much greater amounts of data, anywhere and anytime. To exploit this capacity, we have set up the WISDOM project which will develop a video terminal for use on the 3G networks â€“ a means through which deaf people can communicate in sign language and can access video services. This paper describes the background to deaf telecommunications and the development of WISDOM in video communication, video information services and sign language recognition tools. The impact on the deaf community is also described.
|Translated title of the contribution||WISDOM for deaf telecommunications|
|Title of host publication||ICAT 2002, Derby 24-25th April|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
Bibliographical noteConference Proceedings/Title of Journal: International Conference on Asssistive Technologies
Conference Organiser: British Computer Society