Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Volume 4061 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 575-578

Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Electronic Communication Aids

Introduction to the Special Thematic Session
  • Hans-Heinrich BotheAffiliated withCentre for Applied Hearing Research, Technical University of Denmark

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This paper gives an overview and extends the Special Thematic Session (STS) on ‘Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People: Electronic Communication Aids’. The topics of the session focus on special equipment to improve the communication between people with or without hearing-impairments, on improvement of communicational skills, or on methods to generate a better research environment for respective technical developments. The papers are related to visual communication using sign language, lip-reading or written text, to spoken or written language acquisition or improvement, or to general services for hearing-impaired persons.