Sign Language Multimedia Based Interaction for Aurally Handicapped People

  • Matjaž Debevc
  • Ines Kožuh
  • Primož Kosec
  • Milan Rotovnik
  • Andreas Holzinger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)


People with hearing disabilities still do not have a satisfactory access to Internet services. Since sign language is the mother tongue of deaf people, and 80% of this social group cannot successfully understand the written content, different ways of using sign language to deliver information via the Internet should be considered. In this paper, we provide a technical overview of solutions to this problem that we have designed and tested in recent years, along with the evaluation results and users’ experience reports. The solutions discussed prioritize sign language on the Internet for the deaf and hard of hearing using a multimodal approach to delivering information, including video, audio and captions.


deaf hard of hearing sign language VELAP SLI module sign language glossary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matjaž Debevc
    • 1
  • Ines Kožuh
    • 1
  • Primož Kosec
    • 1
  • Milan Rotovnik
    • 1
  • Andreas Holzinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FERI)University of MariborMariborSlovenia
  2. 2.Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics & Documentation (IMI) Research Unit HCI4MEDMedical University GrazGrazAustria

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