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For information about accessing our corpus of video and motion-capture recordings of American Sign Language, please visit the homepage of the ASL Motion-Capture Corpus.

Research Resources and Demos

Example Videos of ASL Animation of Inflecting Verbs
These sample videos are from our journal article in TACCESS in 2011. Some videos show animations produced using off-the-shelf animation software, and other videos show animations that have been synthesized from models we trained on samples of ASL inflecting verbs produced by native ASL signers using animation software. A subset of these videos are available on this page, which is meant to accompany our paper presented at the ASSETS-2010 conference.

Glove Calibration Protocol
This website shows how we calibrate the cybergloves for experiments at the lab. This protocol was developed at the lab, and it is discussed in a paper presented at the ASSETS 2009 conference. This protocol is designed to be an efficient approach to producing a high-quality human calibration of the gloves, and it has been designed to be accessible to deaf research participants. The accuracy of the calibrations produced using this protocol has been experimentally measured and shown to be more accurate than the standard automatic calibration software that accompanies the gloves.

Example Videos of ASL Animation Speed and Pausing
These sample videos are from our journal article presented in TACCESS in 2009. One video shows animations produced using off-the-shelf animation software, and the other video shows an animation that has been enhanced using an algorithm we designed for introducing speed and pausing modulations to the animation. These were shown experimentally to improve native ASL signer's comprehension of the videos and their memory of the information content within.

Example Videos of ASL Animation with Classifier Predicates
This sample video is from our journal article presented in TACCESS in 2008. The video shows an animation produced using our software for generating ASL classifier predicate expressions. In this example, animations of a 3D scene being described are shown. The videos include a "Signed English" version of the description and an ASL classifier predicate version of the description. The "Signed English" version is shown for comparison purposes because it represented the state-of-the-art in automatic English-to-Sign translation/transliteration at the time. Our classifier predicate ASL animations are meant to demonstrate how our generation architecture is sufficiently expressive for conveying complex ASL spatial phenomena. Native ASL signers evaluated these animations in an experiment, and the ASL classifier predicate animations from our software were more effective at conveying information content to these users.

How to Get to the LATLab
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Professional Societies

Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (ACM SIGACCESS)
Note: SIGACCESS was formerly known as SIGCAPH.


ASSETS: ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

HCI International: HCII2007, HCII2009, HCII2011
(Special co-located event: UAHCI: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction)

CSUN Technology for Persons with Disabilities Conference

Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access

Hypertext and the Person

ACM SIGCHI: Human Factors in Computing: CHI2008, CHI2009, CHI2010

International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces

IT Accessibility 2001

RAT: Research on Assistive Technology

UI4ALL: User-Interface for All

ITiCSE: Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

ICORR: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

W4A: Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility

IEEE Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies


TACCESS: ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing

UAIS: Universal Access in the Information Society

Behaviour and Information Technology

IBM Systems Journal: Special Issue on Accessibility

ACM SIGACCESS "Accessibility and Computing"

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology: RESNA Journal

AT Quarterly


Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Other Resources

HCI Bibliography: Accessibility

AccessComputing Program: Careers for People with Disabilities

DO-IT Program: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

WAI: Web Accessibility Initiative

Wikipedia Entry on Assistive Technology

BOALT Disability Law Society