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» Sign language for your cellphone | Emerging Technology Trends | ZDNet.com: “If you live in the UK, you now have an access to a dictionary of 5,000 words in British Sign Language (BSL) and their accompanying downloadable videos for your cellphones. The interface of this video dictionary, available at Mobilesign.org is even more Spartan than Google’s home page. But it’s very easy to use: you either search for a word to know if a language sign is associated with it or browse an alphabetical list. Then you download the compact video for your phone. The Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) of the University of Bristol has released this free tool for everyone who works with deaf people, has deaf customers or just want to learn the BSL signs. Their next step will be to provide users with a phrasebook.

On the left is a picture of a user of this new Mobilesign service (Credit: CDS).

You’ll find additional details about this dictionary by reading this University of Bristol news release, ‘Sign Language at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere.’ This service was developed at the University’s Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) to satisfy the needs of the 4,000 Signstation users. [Signstation is the CDS’s sign language resource website.]

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