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ERIC Number: ED557380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: 978-989-8533-23-4
Interactive Application in Spanish Sign Language for a Public Transport Environment
Viera-Santana, José Guillermo; Hernández-Haddad, Juan C.; Rodríguez-Esparragón, Dionisio; Castillo-Ortiz, Jesús
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (11th, Porto, Portugal, Oct 25-27, 2014)
People with hearing disability find it difficult to access to information and communication in public places. According to this fact, it is considered the possibility to design a communication system based on the Spanish Sign Language (SSL), which helps to overcome this barrier in public environments of wide concurrence, where much of the information is provided to users through oral communication. Therefore, we want to provide a channel of communication that will help to improve the integration and independence of this group and contribute to the Universal Accessibility referred in the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. With this objective to alleviate the problem of communication and facilitate access to information, we propose an alternative communication system to "Public Address System, PA " used in the public areas of wide concurrence, based on the translation of oral messages to the SSL, using interpreter a lively 2-dimensional (2D) character. For the development of this research, an airport has been chosen, due to the large volume of users that travel daily, availability of audiovisual infrastructure and facility to capture messages to translate. The videos obtained in 2D, for each message translated into SSL, have been subjected to a validation process by members of an association of hearing disabled, who have contributed their opinions and suggestions for improvement, which have been applied to the final multimedia application. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557311.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain