Promoting Better Deaf/Hearing Communication Through an Improved Interaction Design for Fingerspelling Practice
Fingerspelling is a system within a signed language for producing letters of a written alphabet, which is used to spell words from a spoken language, and can function as a link between signed and spoken languages. Fingerspelling is a vital skill for ASL/English interpreters, parents and teachers of deaf children as well as providers of deaf social services. Unfortunately fingerspelling is a particularly difficult skill for hearing adults to acquire. One of the contributing factors to this situation is a lack of adequate technology to facilitate self-study. This paper describes new efforts to create a practice tool that more realistically simulates the use of fingerspelling in the real world.
Wolfe, Rosalee; McDonald, John C.; Toro, Jorge; Baowidan, Souad; Moncrief, Robyn; and Schnepp, Jerry C., "Promoting Better Deaf/Hearing Communication Through an Improved Interaction Design for Fingerspelling Practice" (2015). Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications. 37.
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