Deaf and blind students face communication barriers that are constantly present in their daily lives. These barriers arise naturally since the deaf community, the blind community and the rest of the students and teachers use different languages and different channels to communicate. These barriers have a significant impact in the academic, personal and professional development of deaf and blind students. Using automatic tools to assist the fluid communication between people using different languages and different channels of communication might significantly promote the social inclusion of disabled students. In this paper we describe the ACE architecture which incorporates VirtualSign, a translator for sign language and other components to allow for the real time translation between sign and oral languages. This architecture supports any sign language. We expect ACE will provide ways for the fluid communication among deaf people, blind people and those not constrained by these disabilities.
Translator WebGL: http://220.127.116.11/virtualsign/demos/VirtualSignTranslatorOnline/