Sign Language

Millions of people use sign language, but the methods of teaching this complex and subtle skill haven’t evolved as quickly as those for written and spoken languages. SLAIT School aims…

SLAIT pivots from translating sign language to AI-powered interactive lessons

Sign language is used by millions of people around the world, but unlike Spanish, Mandarin or even Latin, there’s no automatic translation available for those who can’t use it. SLAIT…

SLAIT’s real-time sign language translation promises more accessible online communication

An aspect of video calls that many of us take for granted is the way they can switch between feeds to highlight whoever’s speaking. Great — if speaking is how…

Google research lets sign language switch ‘active speaker’ in video calls

Translating is difficult work, the more so the further two languages are from one another. French-Spanish? Not a problem. Ancient Greek-Esperanto? Hard. But sign language is uniquely difficult because it…

SignAll is slowly but surely building a sign language translation platform

Uber has added a new feature to its app this month to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers, a group the company says number in the thousands across…

Uber adds a new feature for riders that teaches basic sign language

While we usually see robotics applied to industrial or research applications, there are plenty of ways they could help in everyday life as well: an autonomous guide for blind people,…

This 3D-printed robotic arm is built for sign language

Look at that! Someone using technology for a good cause and not just to pump out more megapixels or whowhatsits per second. Going by the name of VeeSee, this Britian-based…