Towards a Service Integration Portal for Deaf People

  • Christophe Ponsard
  • Christiane Broekman
  • Cécile Lamy
  • Martine Fraiture
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


High speed connections have enabled video-based communication and given deaf and hard-of-hearing people the opportunity to rely on the visual modality to better communicate with each other and with hearing people. However a number of obstacles still have to be removed to make this technology really accessible for all: technical expertise for operating a computer, lack of compatibility, poorly integrated services,... This papers describes an ongoing project for providing a better accessibility by (1) supporting multiple kind of user terminals (such as PC, videophone, TV, mobile phone) in an interoperable way; (2) with a simple and user friendly interface, (3) giving access to a number of related services such as directories, video message box, relay centre and signed news.


Sign Language Session Initiation Protocol Deaf People Video Communication Deaf Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Ponsard
    • 1
  • Christiane Broekman
    • 2
  • Cécile Lamy
    • 3
  • Martine Fraiture
    • 4
  1. 1.CETIC Research CenterCharleroiBelgium
  2. 2.ISTIHigh School for translators and interpreters 
  3. 3.CRETHUniversity of NamurBelgium
  4. 4.Deaf FederationBelgium

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