Meryl Glaser

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In tightly circumscribed communication situations, an interactive system resident on a mobile device can assist Deaf people with their communication and information needs. The Deaf users considered here use South African Sign Language and information is conveyed by a collection of pre-recorded video clips and images. The system was designed and implemented(More)
BACKGROUND Many cultural and linguistic Deaf people in South Africa face disparity when accessing health information because of social and language barriers. The number of certified South African Sign Language interpreters (SASLIs) is also insufficient to meet the demand of the Deaf population in the country. Our research team, in collaboration with the(More)
This paper discusses a prototype for a communication aid on a mobile phone to support a Deaf person visiting a hospital pharmacy. The aim is to facilitate communication between a Deaf patient and a pharmacist, thereby enabling a pharmacist to effectively communicate medicine instruction to the Deaf patient. We studied the communication exchange between(More)
The computing for development community knows how to build user interfaces using qualitative methods for text illiterate users, especially on mobile devices. However, little work has been done specifically targeting Deaf users in developing regions who cannot access voice or text. This paper describes a multi-disciplinary collaboration towards iterative(More)
This paper discusses a prototype of a learning aid on a mobile phone to support Deaf people learning computer literacy skills. The aim is to allow Deaf people to learn at their own pace which in turn reduces the dependence on a teacher to allow weaker learners be assisted. We studied the classroom dynamics and teaching methods to extract how lesson content(More)
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