[Athen] Unique tech question involving ASL

Ron ronrstewart at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 04:28:50 PDT 2015

Unfortunately there is no effective solution to meet this kind of need. The
DHH community have routinely rejected the signing avatar solutions and as
far as I am aware most research in the area has been abandoned.

Wish I had better news.

Ron Stewart

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Wink Harner <foreigntype at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all ATHENites,


> We had an inquiry at SOU today from a ranger in the NPS concerning a

> technology solution to offer ASL on demand in the caves. Anyone have any

> solutions, suggestions or can point us in the right direction? Currently

> there is a 2-week advance notice for the Deaf /HOH patrons to request a

> live interpreter for the cave tour.


> There is no wifi or phone service in the caves, so a remote VI service is

> (probably) out. Ranger wants it to be completely spontaneous, not a digital

> video of interps. The ranger suggested some type of (unknown) app could be

> loaded on an iPad or iPhone with pre-recorded video interpreting. If flash

> cameras are prohibited, are cell phones cell phone flash lights and iPad

> screens also prohibited?


> Speech to Avatars? Any ideas, however odd, are welcome.


> Thank you all in advance.


> Wink

> Wink Harner

> foreigntype at gmail.com <javascript:;>

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