A group of researchers have devised a method which allows people to communicate over a 2G cell phone network using Sign Language. This is a pretty big step for deaf folks, because text messaging is a poor substitute for the expressiveness of Sign Language, and for many who have been deaf since childhood, English is truly a foreign language.

Read more about the project here.

posted by Aaron Cannon on Monday, Aug 25, 2008
tagged with cell phones, deaf, accessibility