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Participation of high school and undergraduate students who are deaf in research on American Sign Language animation

Participation of high school and undergraduate students who are deaf in research on American Sign... Participation of High School and Undergraduate Students who are Deaf in Research on American Sign Language Animation Matt Huenerfauth The City University of New York (CUNY) Queens College and Graduate Center Computer Science and Linguistics matt@cs.qc.cuny.edu Introduction The Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory (the "LATLab") at Queens College of The City University of New York conducts research on computational linguistics and human computer interaction “ with a focus on assistive technology and accessibility applications for people with disabilities. We are currently conducting a five-year study supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (NSF Award #0746556). The goals of this research are to significantly improve the state of the art of animations of American Sign Language (ASL), which have important accessibility applications for people who are deaf. (Details of the scientific aims of this project are included below.) This article describes the educational outreach component of this project “ the participation of deaf high school students and undergraduate students in summer research experiences. Our goal in writing this article is to describe how the educational component of our project integrates with the scientific goals and to explain some of the details behind the summer research experiences we have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

Participation of high school and undergraduate students who are deaf in research on American Sign Language animation

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2010 by ACM Inc.
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1558-2337
DOI
10.1145/1873532.1873534
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Participation of High School and Undergraduate Students who are Deaf in Research on American Sign Language Animation Matt Huenerfauth The City University of New York (CUNY) Queens College and Graduate Center Computer Science and Linguistics matt@cs.qc.cuny.edu Introduction The Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory (the "LATLab") at Queens College of The City University of New York conducts research on computational linguistics and human computer interaction “ with a focus on assistive technology and accessibility applications for people with disabilities. We are currently conducting a five-year study supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (NSF Award #0746556). The goals of this research are to significantly improve the state of the art of animations of American Sign Language (ASL), which have important accessibility applications for people who are deaf. (Details of the scientific aims of this project are included below.) This article describes the educational outreach component of this project “ the participation of deaf high school students and undergraduate students in summer research experiences. Our goal in writing this article is to describe how the educational component of our project integrates with the scientific goals and to explain some of the details behind the summer research experiences we have

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ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Jun 1, 2010

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