Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'asl'

HandTalk: A glove that (supposedly) translates sign language

There's a glove being developed at Carnegie Melon University which is supposed to translate ASL hand shapes into speech, via a mobile phone. One would hope some collaboration is happening with linguists. Now I don't know the first thing...

More ASL Pepsi advertising

(I'm not sure why this one done by Keith Wann and Justin Callaway didn't seem to get as much attention as the other one? Perhaps they're meant to link together or something. I don't know how USA advertising works?)...

Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' in ASL

The Simon Lee Gallery (London) is showing a short film by Jordan Wolfson, which shows Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' speech in ASL. The official press release [PDF] quotes: Jordan Wolfson’s films installations and videos have been so described. In...

Do Gorilla's have their own language?

Some of you will be familiar with Koko, at The Gorilla Foundation, who was taught ASL along with Michael (who has now passed away). Koko's participation began in the early 1970s, and now knows more than over 1000 signs, and...

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