Towards communication and information access for deaf people

 

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dc.contributor.author Blake, Edwin
dc.contributor.author Tucker, William
dc.contributor.author Glaser, Meryl
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-22T14:13:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-22T14:13:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.18489/sacj.v54i0.236
dc.identifier.citation Blake, E., Tucker, W., & Glaser, M. (2014). Towards communication and information access for Deaf people. South African Computer Journal, 54. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn South African Computer Society en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18183
dc.description.abstract In tightly circumscribed communication situations an interactive system resident on a mobile device can assist Deaf people with their communication and information needs. The Deaf users considered here use South African Sign Language and information is conveyed by a collection of pre-recorded video clips and images. The system was developed according to our method of community-based co-design. We present several stages of the development as a series of case studies and highlight our experience. The first stage involved ethnographically inspired methods such as cultural probes. In the next stage we co-designed a medical consultation system that was ultimately dropped for technical reasons. A smaller system was developed for pharmaceutical dispensing and successfully implemented and tested. It now awaits deployment in an actual pharmacy. We also developed a preliminary authoring tool to tackle the problem of content generation for interactive computer literacy training. We are also working on another medical health information tool. We intend that a generic authoring tool be able to generate mobile applications for all of these scenarios. These mobile applications bridge communication gaps for Deaf people via accessible and affordable assistive technology. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Computer Society en_ZA
dc.source South African Computer Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/
dc.subject.other assistive technology
dc.subject.other authoring tools
dc.subject.other co-design
dc.subject.other health care
dc.subject.other information and communications technology for development
dc.subject.other International Computer Drivers Licence
dc.subject.other mobile computing
dc.subject.other pharmacy
dc.title Towards communication and information access for deaf people en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-03-22T13:53:51Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Computer Science en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Blake, E., Tucker, W., & Glaser, M. (2014). Towards communication and information access for deaf people. <i>South African Computer Journal</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18183 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Blake, Edwin, William Tucker, and Meryl Glaser "Towards communication and information access for deaf people." <i>South African Computer Journal</i> (2014) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18183 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Blake E, Tucker W, Glaser M. Towards communication and information access for deaf people. South African Computer Journal. 2014; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18183. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Blake, Edwin AU - Tucker, William AU - Glaser, Meryl AB - In tightly circumscribed communication situations an interactive system resident on a mobile device can assist Deaf people with their communication and information needs. The Deaf users considered here use South African Sign Language and information is conveyed by a collection of pre-recorded video clips and images. The system was developed according to our method of community-based co-design. We present several stages of the development as a series of case studies and highlight our experience. The first stage involved ethnographically inspired methods such as cultural probes. In the next stage we co-designed a medical consultation system that was ultimately dropped for technical reasons. A smaller system was developed for pharmaceutical dispensing and successfully implemented and tested. It now awaits deployment in an actual pharmacy. We also developed a preliminary authoring tool to tackle the problem of content generation for interactive computer literacy training. We are also working on another medical health information tool. We intend that a generic authoring tool be able to generate mobile applications for all of these scenarios. These mobile applications bridge communication gaps for Deaf people via accessible and affordable assistive technology. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Computer Journal LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 SM - South African Computer Society T1 - Towards communication and information access for deaf people TI - Towards communication and information access for deaf people UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18183 ER - en_ZA


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