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Closing the Sign Language Gap in China

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In China, a shortage of sign language experts has caused a communications gap between deaf people and the hearing world. Deaf children are at an even greater disadvantage because there are so few people to teach them sign language in the first place.

A team of three engineering students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong used Intel technology to help bridge the gap. T Chan Chun Kit, Liu Ruifeng, and Shu Jianfei created a system that translates Chinese sign language into text and sound.

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