Deaf to sign via video handsets

From the BBC: Deaf to sign via video handsets.

Deaf people could soon be using video mobiles to chat with their friends using sign language.

Video compression tools made by US researchers make it possible to send live pictures of people signing across low bandwidth mobile networks.

The system cuts down on the bandwidth needed by only sending data about which parts of each frame have changed.

The researchers are talking to mobile firms about how to get the technology in to the hands of deaf people. [continue]

2 thoughts on “Deaf to sign via video handsets

  1. Comment isn’t about the story, really (is the Latin of the inscription available ?), but about your new look, which is lovely. The sidebar, though, seems a tad too reduced in font size. I much preferred the previous in this one respect.

  2. I haven’t seen the Latin version of the inscription anywhere, Cordelia, but I admit that I haven’t searched much. ( I assume you were talking about this post?)

    I’m glad you like the new look. I agree with you about the sidebar font size – that will change. Lots of things will change, in fact, and it may get worse before it gets better.

    I hope to have more time to edit these things soon. Your comments on the site layout are always welcome.

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