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Closed ASL Interpreting for Online Videos

Raja Kushalnagar, Matthew Seita, Abraham Glasser
2017 Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference on The Future of Accessible Work - W4A '17  
To alleviate this issue, we came up with a tool called closed interpreting. Similar to closed captioning, it will be displayed with an online video and can be toggled on and off.  ...  Many videos and movies found online today are not captioned, and even fewer have a supporting video with an interpreter.  ...  Figure 1 : 1 Example of what "static" closed ASL interpreting looks like. Figure 2 : 2 Example of what "tracked" closed ASL interpreting looks like.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3058555.3058578 dblp:conf/w4a/KushalnagarSG17 fatcat:q7nz7zpaffeqrmvgosh7f7g5ia

One Side of the Coin: Development of an ASL-English Parallel Corpus by Leveraging SRT Files [article]

Rafel Treviño, Julie Hochgesang, Emily Shaw, Nic Willow
2020 figshare.com  
One Side of the Coin: Development of an ASL-English Parallel Corpus by Leveraging SRT Files. In E. Efthimiou, S.-E. Fotinea, T. Hanke, J. A. Hochgesang, J. Kristoffersen, & J.  ...  In general, there are three types of online events that are of interest for our parallel corpus: interactions that occurred in (a) ASL only, (b) ASL interpreted into spoken English, and (c) spoken English  ...  The website HandSpeak (www.handspeak.com) is an online ASL Dictionary. A search for the English term "once" returns the ASL equivalent shown in Figure 2 .  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13356035.v1 fatcat:zndrwkoduvfb3guugqd677kw3a

Health Information National Trends Survey in American Sign Language (HINTS-ASL): Protocol for the Cultural Adaptation and Linguistic Validation of a National Survey

Poorna Kushalnagar, Raychelle Harris, Raylene Paludneviciene, TraciAnn Hoglind
2017 JMIR Research Protocols  
A separate item bank for deaf-related experiences was created, reflecting deaf-specific technology such as sharing health-related ASL videos through social network sites and using video remote interpreting  ...  Cognitive interviews were conducted to assess clarity and delivery of these HINTS-ASL items. Final ASL video items were uploaded to a protected online survey website.  ...  Acknowledgments We are most grateful to David Rivera for his role as a narrator in the HINTS-ASL video and many members of the deaf community for their assistance with recruiting and administering the  ... 
doi:10.2196/resprot.8067 pmid:28903891 pmcid:PMC5617902 fatcat:jsavye6y5bfwbj7abuwzmdgvmq

Bilingual Cancer Genetic Education Modules for the Deaf Community: Development and Evaluation of the Online Video Material

Patrick Boudreault, Alicia Wolfson, Barbara Berman, Vickie L. Venne, Janet S. Sinsheimer, Christina Palmer
2017 Journal of Genetic Counseling  
Online tools such as video and closed captioning offer opportunities for educators and genetic counselors to provide digital access to genetic information in ASL to the Deaf community.  ...  The Deaf Genetics Project team used a bilingual approach to develop a 37-min interactive Cancer Genetics Education Module (CGEM) video in ASL with closed captions and quizzes, and demonstrated that this  ...  We also thank Sylvia Wood for her contributions to the development of the Cancer Genetics Education Module and Lionel Duarte for providing statistical assistance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10897-017-0188-2 pmid:29260487 fatcat:wn2m4e7aynfftfpyzhcok7dgyy

Interview With Laurie Swabey

Carmen Valero-Garces
2016 FITISPos international journal. Public service interpreting and translation  
Sign language interpreters are a fundamental resource to Deaf citizens in gaining this access.  ...  by which Spanish sign languages are recognized and Law 17/2010 of 3 June, recognizing Catalan Sign Language (LSC), there is an evergrowing number of government institutions which house a sign language interpreting  ...  Although this classroom learning is valuable, there are many interpreters who lack ASL fluency and a close connection with the Deaf community.  ... 
doi:10.37536/fitispos-ij.2016.3.0.112 fatcat:la3zolv4arbm5eiggspsea5ihm

Forced Transitions: Learning ASL In A Virtual Environment

Kara Gournaris, Western Oregon University
2020 Northwest Journal of Teacher Education  
Social distancing mandates made this interaction nearly impossible for students learning American Sign Language (ASL), at a small rural university in western Oregon.  ...  Without access to community events where native language models were present, ASL students had less opportunities for incidental learning, legitimate peripheral participation, and connection within Deaf  ...  This is not the case for Deaf faculty who rely on an ASL interpreter, or who use ASL to present or respond to questions during the meeting.  ... 
doi:10.15760/nwjte.2020.15.2.9 fatcat:cnc7l7mj4rc7pmye6gcs56243i

Towards Large-Scale Data Mining for Data-Driven Analysis of Sign Languages [article]

Boris Mocialov, Graham Turner, Helen Hastie
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Using our data collection pipeline, we collect and examine the interpretation of songs in both the American Sign Language (ASL) and the Brazilian Sign Language (Libras).  ...  We collect one video for every interpreted song for each sign language.  ...  Online Data In this research, we focus on interpreted songs.  ... 
arXiv:2006.02120v1 fatcat:72lncxtdobb7pbwerwivfazeuy

Video-Tutorials for Tech Sign Vocabulary in Astronomy
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Judy Egelston-Dodd, Simon Ting
2007 Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities  
Also, student ratings of instructor ASL skill, as reported on the student rating system, were higher after students used the ASL vocabulary videos.  ...  This article describes the mediated American Sing Language (ASL) presentation of technical vocabulary and definitions within the context of a web-based astronomy course for first year students at the National  ...  THE ASL VIDEO TUTORIALS The first year only six videos were produced with a certified, experienced interpreter doing the ASL content summaries.  ... 
doi:10.14448/jsesd.01.0002 fatcat:j2h6abpn5bfnvm7bmqolb4qhjq

Bilingual approach to online cancer genetics education for Deaf American Sign Language users produces greater knowledge and confidence than English text only: A randomized study

Christina G.S. Palmer, Patrick Boudreault, Barbara A. Berman, Alicia Wolfson, Lionel Duarte, Vickie L. Venne, Janet S. Sinsheimer
2017 Disability and Health Journal  
We compared effectiveness of online cancer genetics information presented using a bilingual approach (ASL with English closed captioning) and a monolingual approach (English text).  ...  Introduction-Deaf American Sign Language-users (ASL) have limited access to cancer genetics information they can readily understand, increasing risk for health disparities.  ...  Acknowledgments This study was funded by the National Cancer Institute R25CA154290 which had no input on the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.07.002 pmid:27594054 pmcid:PMC5136526 fatcat:kuejnmcwprg6vpbpvay3665hma

Locations of L2/Ln Sign Language Pedagogy

Jodie M. Ackerman, Ju-Lee A. Wolsey, M. Diane Clark
2018 Creative Education  
While this surge has allowed students to obtain foreign language credit for personal or professional reasons, the acceptance of teaching sign languages has had its challenges.  ...  Looking ahead to the future, one growing trend is providing sign language courses online in a distance-learning format to meet the high demands of interested students and reach a wider population.  ...  The use of technology, media, video conferencing, and video chat programs enhance the online learning environment (Mortensen, 2015) .  ... 
doi:10.4236/ce.2018.913148 fatcat:fpm42yyfrbaxri7zyhznqmsnla

Accessible Computer Science for K-12 Students with Hearing Impairments [article]

Meenakshi Das, Daniela Marghitu, Fatemeh Jamshidi, Mahender Mandala, Ayanna Howard
2020 arXiv   pre-print
American Sign Language (ASL) is the primary means of communication for an estimated 500,000 people in the United States, yet there are limited online resources providing Computer Science instruction in  ...  ASL.  ...  We understand not every deaf student has access to an ASL teacher familiar with CS. Therefore, we will release our videos online so any deaf student can access it.  ... 
arXiv:2007.08476v1 fatcat:3ede24qi4vakvkcpfiu5dihxnm

Emphatic fingerspelling as code-mixing in American Sign Language

Kathryn Montemurro, Diane Brentari
2018 Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America  
Using corpus data from public online video sources, we show that fingerspelling can be utilized for pragmatic and sentential purposes aside from the more generally cited uses (e.g. personal names, technical  ...  In this paper, we propose a view of fingerspelling in American Sign Language (ASL) not only as cross-modal lexical borrowing (Padden & Gunsauls 2003), but also as code-mixing.  ...  Videos of ASL signers were mined from public, online sources, all available on YouTube.  ... 
doi:10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4357 fatcat:l7nsf3fse5ey3eng2g5zymp5ge

Conducting research with deaf sign language users [chapter]

Lorraine Leeson, Jemina Napier, Robert Skinner, Teresa Lynch, Lucia Venturi, Haaris Sheikh
2016 Doing Research in Applied Linguistics  
We conclude with recommendations for social science researchers to consider when administering surveys with deaf signing communities.  ...  We present a case study of the Insign project, which employed an online survey methodology that allowed 84 deaf respondents from 22 different countries to view questions in International Sign about their  ...  (2009) Voice telephony services for deaf signers 21 1 focus group in ASL Taylor (2009) Video relay services industry research: New demands on interpreters 36 5 focus groups in ASL  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315389608-13 fatcat:jacfwqbqh5azxmrpoobubuwba4

Songs for Hands

Anabel Maler
2013 Music Theory Online  
The resulting videos form multimedia events featuring music, English, American Sign Language (ASL), gestures, pantomime, and even costumes.  ...  Using Stephen Torrence's video interpretation of the song "Fireflies" by Owl City and other supporting examples, I show how the song signer can represent musical features by altering existing signs or  ...  First, Torrence provides captions containing the English lyrics and corresponding ASL interpretation, called a gloss, for all of his song-signing videos (Vicars 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.30535/mto.19.1.4 fatcat:xmvfsawxlnbyro6rqgowoeq7iq

Real-time processing of ASL signs: Delayed first language acquisition affects organization of the mental lexicon

Amy M. Lieberman, Arielle Borovsky, Marla Hatrak, Rachel I. Mayberry
2015 Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition  
Figure 1 . 1 Example of layout of pictures and video stimuli. See the online article for the color version of this figure.  ...  Instructions were presented in ASL on a prerecorded video.  ... 
doi:10.1037/xlm0000088 pmid:25528091 pmcid:PMC4476960 fatcat:i363nbctxvdndpbepug56zbc6y
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