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Hunt is on for fake sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial

Pretoria - As the world watched the mass memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela, former South African President, a man stood there, gesticulating "sign language" for hours, but his movements meant nothing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Deaf man stabbed after sign language mistaken for gang signs

Burlington - The 45-year-old victim was walking down a Burlington, North Carolina street using sign language when he was attacked and stabbed multiple times by a stranger. It is believed the attacker thought he was flashing gang signs.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Students create gloves to translate sign language into speech

Sydney - A team of students from the Ukraine has developed a pair of gloves that will translate sign language into speech as part of an international technology competition, where they took first place.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Video: Cat asks for food in sign language

This video posted to YouTube in February introduces a Russian cat that tells its owner in sign language that it would like to eat.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Barack Obama wows deaf student with sign language response

President Barack Obama delighted a 26-year-old deaf student of Prince George's community college last week when he spoke to him in sign language after an event with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Wear this glove to learn sign language

While perusing the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, Engadget profiled the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training's American Sign Language tutorial that uses AcceleGlove, a sensor-arrayed glove interface for PC, camera and fingers.

Two men stabbed when sign language mistaken for gang signs

Hallandale - Two hearing-impaired men, who were out for a birthday celebration, were stabbed at a Florida bar when their sign language was mistaken for gang signals.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Florida makes educational breakthroughs in deaf community Special

Saint Augustine - A deaf education professor and her students cut through the silence and penetrate barriers between the deaf and hearing through proactive and innovative practices in Florida.
Digital Journal Report by Kim Hartman - 2 comments

Digital deaf and dumb sign language: Avatar interpreters

A group of students at the University of East Anglia in the UK have developed a system called SISI (Say It, Sign It). Using speech/text recognition and what must be some good, and advanced, graphics software, a digital avatar does the signs.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Web TV for the Deaf Ushers in Growing Trend of Online Tools for Disabled

In a highly-anticipated sign of the times, a new Web-based TV service in Britain is offering programming for the hearing impaired. Find out why sign-language entertainment is finding a home online.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments
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U.S. President Barack Obama gives a speech as a man passing himself off as a sign language interpreter (R) folds his hands during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the stadium in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013.
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