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How To Learn Sign Language

Part 1 of 2 Video BSL Translation App


Hi, My name is Tim. If you’re viewing this
video on Facebook you can see my full name above this window. I want to talk to you today about a new way
that written printed English, can be translated into British Sign Language. I have two examples that I want you to see.
The first is a page from the children’s book ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. This is a sample
page from the story’s text. The second is a translation of the flight safety information
you would get when boarding an aeroplane. So, I’ve got my phone with me, and I have
an app, which is free to download. I am going to use that now so you can see what I am talking
about. First you will see my face, as viewed through
the app, then you will see an example page, with a 3d image of an interpreter displayed
in front of the text. Ok?And one more example.Wow, this is just normal paper! I’ve been
able to do this, just by printing off this page and using the downloaded app to get a
British Sign Language translation. Imagine! You could use the same technology
to access British Sign Language translations of posters and pamphlets or even the instructions
on medicines, foods, cosmetics, letters. There are so many places this could be used. It
even works to provide translations of WebPages – just by grabbing your phone and viewing
it through the app. So many people these days have mobile phones.
All you would have to do is just point your phone and a translation is there. Wow! I’d like you to think about who you could
talk to about this technology? – your council, your local MP, a school, college or university,
Organisations in both the private and public sector. I got hold of this, and I wanted to give you
a video demonstration today, but I could also come and give you a live demonstration in
person. You’re welcome to contact me to find out more
on my email: [email protected] At the end of the video I will put up my contact details
– my website, mobile and email address. Thanks.

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