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Keywords

Disability, Web App, Mobile App, Sign Language Translation

Disciplines

Other Computer Sciences | Software Engineering

Abstract

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

DOI

https://www.doi.org/10.54729/OBWC2027

ISSN

2706-784X

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