Google Glass adaptation opens the universe to deaf students

‘Signglasses’ system may help deaf literacy Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can’t see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can’t see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That’s why a group at Brigham Young University launched the “Signglasses” project. Professor Mike Jones and his students have developed a system to project the sign language narration onto several types of glasses – including Google Glass. The project is personal for Tyler Foulger and a few other student researchers because they were born deaf. “My favorite part of the project is conducting experiments with deaf children in the planetarium,” Tyler wrote. “They get to try on the glasses and watch a movie with an interpreter on the screen of the glasses. They’re always thrilled and intrigued with what they’ve...

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