CopyCat: Helping Young Deaf Children Acquire Language Skills Using Sign Language Recognition

CopyCat and PopSign are two games that help deaf children and their parents acquire language skills in American Sign Language. 95% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, and most of those parents never learn enough sign language to teach their children. As short-term memory skills are learned from acquiring a language, many deaf children enter school with the short-term memory of fewer than 3 items, much less than hearing children of hearing parents or Deaf children of Deaf parents. Our systems address this problem directly.

Faculty Lead(s)
Thad Starner
Student Name(s)
Cheryl Wang, Kshitish Deo, Aditya Vishwanath
Main Contact
Thad Starner
Lab Name
Contextual Computing Group
Video Title
CopyCat and SMARTSign
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