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  • 1. VOICE TO TEXT VOICE TO SIGN Composed by: Santrice Jones
  • 2. VOICE TO SIGN  When an interpreter is not available there are other forms of communication that can be used with those who are deaf or hard of hearing. If the deaf/ hard of hearing person utilizes sign language one could speak and the information can then be interpreted and signed by a computer or phone so the deaf or hard of hearing person can understand.
  • 3. PROS AND CONS Pros Cons • Hearing impaired can receive information being presented through sign language. • Sometimes recognition is not exact and there are errors with the interpreted sign language.
  • 4. VOICE TO TEXT  If sign language is not an option voice to text may help. Here when having a conversation a person can speak information into a microphone that will transpose it as text or write information in text format and it will be translated into speech.
  • 5. PROS AND CONS Pros Cons • Hearing impaired can receive information being presented through text. • Sometimes recognition is not exact and there are errors with the text scribed.
  • 6. WHE RE CAN VOICE TO TE X T & VOICE TO SIGN BE OF USE ?  Schools  Universities  Airports  Government Institutions  Restaurants  Hospitals  Any public or private place where communication is necessary
  • 7. HOW DO VOICE TO TEXT AND VOICE TO SIGN WORK? 1. Speaker speaks into a microphone 2. Speech is recognized by the software and translated into sign language or visual text. The animation signs the information or the screen shows the visual text. 3. The user then responds through typing a response which is read aloud by a computer voice.
  • 8. VOICE TO TEXT & VOICE TO SIGN PRODUCTS IBM SiSi (Say it Sign it) These are only a few Voice to Text & Voice to Sign products. There are many more on the market, but these will be highlighted.
  • 9. ICOMMUNICATOR  Interactive software and tool that transforms speech to text and American Sign Language (ASL).  Created by Interactive Solutions Inc. March 2000  Took 14 months to create a working piece of software iCommunicator Demonstration
  • 10. IBM SISI (SAY IT SIGN IT)  A system that converts spoken words into British Sign Language(BSL) that is signed by an animated digital character.  Created by IBM in 2007. Demonstration of IBM SiSi System
  • 11. MIMIX  Technology that translates spoken and written words into American Sign Language and text into speech.  Compatible with Android mobile phones and Desktops.  Production began in 2010. Video of Mimix for Android Phone
  • 12. CONCLUSION  There are many forms of communication that can assist the deaf and hearing impaired today. Of those voice to text and voice to sign are forms that can and have consistently improved the avenue of communication between those who have the ability to hear and those who do not. Today voice to text and voice to sign have become so efficient that they are used through mediums such as apps on mobile devices. Voice to text and voice to speech are an efficient and effective way to bridge the communication gap that is so prevalent in today’s society.
  • 13. REFERENCES  Amigo, Nick. iCommunicator: Communicate, Educate, Rehabilitate. 7. Nov. 2011. http://www.slideshare.net/namigo/icommunicator  Heckendorf, Stacie. Assistive Technology for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. “Assessing Students’ Needs for Assistive Technology.” 2009. Pg. 14-15. http://www.wati.org/content/supports/free/pdf/Ch13-Hearing.pdfSay It Sign It  Mimix. 2008. http://www.mimix.me/home.aspx  Say It, Sign It. http://mqtt.org/projects/sisi