The American Sign Language Avatar Project at DePaul University

What we do

Combining computer technology and linguistics research to bridge the communication gap between the deaf and hearing worlds, our team of deaf and hearing researchers is working towards the realization of a digital English-to-ASL translator.

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American Sign Language (ASL) is the preferred language in the North American Deaf community. Our avatar demonstrates important ASL constructs that also serve to introduce signed language.

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Interested in ASL, computer animation, linguistics, mathematics, usability or related fields? Come join us in making exciting discoveries that lead to better communication.

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