With the quickly increasing of the deaf community, how to communicate with the hearing persons is becoming a serious social problem. Furthermore, the investigation indicates that the deaf community is more self-enclosed and won’t exchange ideas with the hearing. To address this challenge, we present VisualComm, a tool to support communication between deaf and hearing persons with sign language recognition technology by using the Kinect. The main contribution of the system is a holistic solution of a two-way communication between them, and furthermore it is a seamless experience tailored for this particular activity.
VisualComm: A Tool to Support Communication between Deaf and Hearing Persons with the Kinect ASSETS 2013, ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility.