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Irish Deaf Society Technology Workshop

In Assistive Technology, Events by DB_Admin

Irish Deaf Society Think-In Workshop on 12th November 2022 from 10.30am-1pm.

Can you imagine a time when an app on your phone will be able to automatically translate between sign languages and spoken languages (a bit like Google Translate)? As automatic machine translation technology improves, an app like this might not be too far off in the future.

SignON is a community-driven project that is developing technology that will mean Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals can translate between sign languages and spoken languages using translation technology like Google translate.

But how should this technology be developed, and how can we make sure it is guided by Deaf and hard of hearing communities?

At the workshop

This Think-In workshop will ask for your opinions on this type of technology, and your thoughts on the situations you might see it being used and of benefit.

This event is for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people. The event welcomes participants who use a sign language regularly, a little, or not at all. Irish Sign Language interpreting, International Sign interpreting, and live captioning in English will be in place for the event. Register here: