Introducing Arabic Sign Language for Mobile Phones

  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)


With the wide spread of smart mobile phones equipped with advanced processing power among deaf people, the need for utilizing these devices to serve the deaf people requirements is becoming an evolving research trend. In this paper we present the idea of a portable Arabic sign language translator for mobile phones to convert typed Arabic text to sign language animation using 3D signer avatar. This will empower people with hearing disability by using their mobile phones to bridge the divide between them and the hearing people.


Sign Language Arabic Language Mobile phones Hearing Impaired Usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hend S. Al-Khalifa
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  1. 1.Information Technology Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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