VANESSA - A System for Communication Between Deaf and Hearing PeopleBy Glauert, J.R.W.; Elliott, R.; Cox, S.J.; Tryggvason, J.; Sheard, M.; Technology and Disability, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 207-216
Publication Date: 2006
Article focuses on the Voice-Activated Network-Enabled Speech-To-Sign Assistant (VANESSA), which is a computer-based system designed to facilitate communication between government workers and clients who have auditory disabilities in a local government Council Information Centre in the United Kingdom. The VANESSA system utilizes a signing avatar, which conveys signed information in British Sign Language on a screen that is facing the client. A text version of each signed message is also displayed. Input from the assistant can come via microphone, or it can be typed as text using a screen interface. This article was written by researchers at the University of East Anglica in Norwich and the Royal National Institute for Deaf People in London.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )