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eSIGN – Essential Sign Language Information on Government Networks. eContent project (5th Framework IST) Coordinator: University of Hamburg Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf. eSIGN Consortium. U Hamburg (DE) – Coordinator

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esign essential sign language information on government networks
eSIGN – Essential Sign Language Information on Government Networks
  • eContent project (5th Framework IST)
  • Coordinator: University of Hamburg
    • Institute of German Sign Language andCommunication of the Deaf
esign consortium
eSIGN Consortium
  • U Hamburg (DE) – Coordinator
  • Systematics Integrations (EDS subsidiary, DE)
  • Norfolk City Council (UK)
  • Viataal (NL)
  • U East Anglia (UK)
  • Televirtual (UK)
  • Royal National Institute for Deaf People (UK)
consortium synergy
Consortium Synergy

Virtual Signing

UH

UEA

TVL

Community

access

RNID

IvD

SI

NCC

eGovernment

sign language the european deaf community
Sign Language & the European Deaf Community
  • Sign language is the closest-to-native language for the Deaf community
  • 0.1% of the European population
  • No written form of sign language
  • Written language competence of many Deaf people poor
    • Bilingual education spreading slowly
project idea virtual signing into egovernment initiatives
Project Idea: Virtual signing into eGovernment initiatives
  • Virtual signing reduces bandwidth problems with digital video
  • Relatively easy=cheap and flexible production process
  • Ensures Deaf people’s integration into a key component of tomorrow’s Information Society (cf. anti-discrimination acts)
  • Multilingual focus: British Sign Language, Deutsche Gebärdensprache, Nederlandse Gebarentaal
builds on visicast animation and language technology
Builds on ViSiCAST Animation and Language Technology
  • IST project 2000–2002
  • Virtual signing on television, in counter transactions and on WWW
visicast technologies
ViSiCAST Technologies
  • Motion capture
    • Motion realistic animation
    • Better compression than video
    • Expensive hardware required
  • Synthetic animation
    • Looks more robotic but is comprehensible
    • Even lower data rate
    • More flexible
participation in egovernment services
Participation in eGovernment Services
  • Information services
    • One-way
  • Transaction services
    • Two-way, but restricted back channel
  • Communication services
    • Two-way, unrestricted
esign information services
eSIGN Information Services
  • Freestyle text
    • Generated with an „intelligent“ sign language editor
    • Requires a human translator
    • Lexicon synthetic
esign information services 2
eSIGN Information Services (2)
  • Schematised text
    • Language model for restricted context
    • Automatic translation allows frequent updates
    • Lexicon synthetic or motion capture
esign transaction services
eSIGN Transaction Services
  • Form filling with signed prompts
  • Introduction and help texts with signed prompts
  • Answers as numbers or text, the latter preferrably multiple choice
  • Lexicon synthetic or motion capture
esign contents germany
eSIGN Contents: Germany
  • Systematics & UH
  • eGovernment components within hamburg.de
  • Leading role of a European capital
  • Mainly information, partly schematised text
esign contents netherlands
eSIGN Contents: Netherlands
  • IvD with support from UEA
  • Job service for Deaf people
  • Focus on form contents
esign contents uk
eSIGN Contents: UK
  • Norfolk, RNID & UEA
  • „Life events“ concept offered by county council
  • Focus on filling forms
exploitation
Exploitation
  • Client software will be made available free of charge to the Deaf community so that the three eSIGN sites will immediately become accessible to the target group.
  • Enabling Deaf people’s political participation not only a social objective, but becoming a legal requirement through national anti-discrimination acts.
  • We provide and demonstrate a versatile and cost-effective possibility to create sign language versions of eGovernment portals that delivers quality without substantial bandwidth requirements.
exploitation 2
Exploitation (2)
  • The approach taken can be adapted for other European sign languages, this requires building the appropriate lexicons.
  • Once the tools are in place, the model is not restricted to eGovernment, but can be applied to B2C contexts such as mail order, virtual travel agencies etc.
  • It is not only the (comparatively small) customer target group, but also the prestige to careabout a handicapped customer group.