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New Technology to Turn Sign Language into Text

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"The portable sign language translator (PSLT) would use the camera on devices such as laptops and phones. An app would then translate the movements into text which can be read by people, who may not understand sign language."

Generally, people who become deaf during their life are able to read and speak, and therefore may have the ability to lip read. On the other hand, people who are born deaf or become deaf as a young child experience immense difficulty in learning to speak and understanding the spoken word. Sometimes their only form of communication may be by sign language, and such a tool to assist them with enabling others to understand them could prove invaluable.

Kirsteen Hook
Trainee Solicitor - Clinical negligence team

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