Internet-Enabled 3-D Characters Communicate in Sign LanguageBy Closing the Gap, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 18
Publication Date: October/November 2000
Article describing SigningAvatar, a virtual sign language program with a vocabulary of 2,500 words. SigningAvatar will finger-spell words not contained in its dictionary, and users can move the Avatar, which is a virtual human being, to view a word or sentence from different angles. The software will sign the contents of any SigningAvatar-enabled Web site on the Internet. The program may be integrated with Kiosks and other PC-based software to replace spoken information and supplement English text for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The CD-ROM includes stories, conversations with the avatars, and a picture dictionary. The Avatars can sign in Scripted English, or Conceptually Accurate Signed English, which is also known as Pidgin Signed English.
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