[Athen] Food for Thought: Research in Machine ASL Translation

Nast, Joseph Joseph.M.Nast at lonestar.edu
Wed May 17 08:14:54 PDT 2017

Interesting article on slate.com:


Particularly jarring quote from Harley Hamilton, computer scientist at Georgia Tech affiliated with the Center for Accessible Technology in Sign (http://www.cats.gatech.edu/): "For kids, captioning is almost a waste of time... "

NOTE: According to the article, Mr. Hamilton's reasoning seems to stem from Galludet University's 2011 report entitled "Reading Research & Deaf Children" (http://vl2.gallaudet.edu/files/8713/9216/6286/research-brief-4-reading-and-deaf-children.pdf) which reports 18-year-olds who are deaf on average have a reading level that "... has remained relatively stable at the third to fourth grade level for more than half a century."

Joseph M. Nast
Assistive Technology Specialist
Lone Star College Cy Fair Disability Services

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