Incorporating avatar signing into assessment items

M. McAlpine, J. Glauert, V. Jennings, N. Thomas, A. Rabin

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Approximately 50,000 people in the UK, mostly those born deaf, use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first or preferred language (RNID, 2007). The Disability Discrimination Act puts new responsibilities onto examination boards to ensure adequate access for all candidates, however we are aware of ongoing issues and limitations with the current support that is offered to deaf candidates, and have rejected other solutions on the basis of cost and practicality. This project explores the possibility of incorporating encoded sign language into assessment items which can then be signed by an avatar
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event11th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference - Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 200711 Jul 2007


Conference11th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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