Disability, Web App, Mobile App, Sign Language Translation
Other Computer Sciences | Software Engineering
People with disabilities suffer from discrimination and obstacles that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis with others every day. They are deprived of their rights to be included in ordinary school systems and even in the work market. In the process of raising awareness, facilitating dailyroutines, and developing guidance, the idea of assisting such people with handy tools/software arose and was implemented in the FamAid tool. FamAid offers people with hearing disability the opportunity to be engaged in the society through many facilities. In this work, we implemented a web application that serves as a community for people with disability who can use sign language to access the app. The app uses hand gesture recognition technique which is considered an active research field in Human-Computer Interaction technology to perform sign language translation to text. Afterwards, the text will be provided as input to the app where the output will be generated based on the request of the user. This research presents an application which is considered a gift for people with speaking and/or hearing disability as it makes their lives easier.
Author ORCID Identifier
Mohamad Maad https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5121-5093
Ahmad Owaydate https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5439-3629
Mohammad Kojok https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1800-737X
Firas Aboudaher https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3245-3250
Layal Abu Daher https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4041-3243
May Itani https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0738-0822
Maad, Mohamad; Owaydate, Ahmad; Kojok, Mohammad; Aboudaher, Firas; Abu Daher, Layal; and Itani, May
"FAMAID: A TOOL FOR AIDING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY,"
BAU Journal - Science and Technology: Vol. 4:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bau.edu.lb/stjournal/vol4/iss1/2