There are rumors that Apple, who else, is working on something in that direction, similar to the famous gesture based computer in the movie Minority Report.
What if the mobile phone or tablet could not only recognize click, pinch and swipe gestures but sign language?
Our Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB) acts as the voice of deaf children and young people, influencing issues that affect their lives at a local and national level, and having their say on projects and services within the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Members sit on the YAB for 18 months and each new Board chooses priorities and key issues to focus on.
Combined with Google Translate Conversation Mode everyone of us could then understand sign language as the device translated it into English, German, French etc.
And of course the device could then display what you answer in sign language on the display for the deaf person you are talking with.
As part of the My Future programme we have developed a handy resource designed to help deaf teenagers consider all the options available to them: They can also come along to a My Future event where they can learn some key skills such as how to write a CV and prepare for an interview.
They will meet and learn from other deaf young people and inspirational deaf role models.
Yesterday I read an article about the different ways the Internet brings people together.Most of them had a clear focus on language learning.It made a lot of sense as it is the easiest thing to realize.All other devices before were just good for sending and receiving text messages.Using Facetime, deaf people can talk in sign language. As an interesting side note, the person interviewed in this article stated that sign language is his mother tongue and German his second language, something obvious I had never thought about before.