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]