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  • Deaf telephony: community-based co-design 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda (Wiley, 2011)
    The process of community-based co-design is one that explores various solution configurations in a multi-dimensional design space whose axes are the different dimensions of requirements and the various dimensions of designer ...
  • Deaf telephony: community-based co-design (case study) 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda (Wiley, 2011)
    The process of community-based co-design is one that explores various solution configurations in a multi-dimensional design space whose axes are the different dimensions of requirements and the various dimensions of designer ...
  • Exploration of Deaf people’s health information sources and techniques for information delivery in Cape Town: A qualitative study for the design and development of a mobile health application 

    Chininthorn, Prangnat; Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William David; Diehl, Jan Carel (JMIR Publications, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Many cultural and linguistic Deaf people in South Africa face disparity when accessing health information because of social and language barriers. The number of certified South African Sign Language interpreters ...
  • Improving usability and correctness of a mobile tool to help a Deaf person with pharmaceutical instruction 

    Motlhabi, Michael B.; Tucker, William David; Parker, Mariam B.; Glaser, Meryl (ACM, 2013)
    The computing for development community knows how to build user interfaces using qualitative methods for text il- literate users, especially on mobile devices. However, lit- tle work has been done speci cally targeting ...
  • Mobile Communication Tools for a South African Deaf patient in a pharmacy context 

    Chininthorn, Prangnat; Glaser, Meryl; Freudenthal, Adinda; Tucker, William David (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012)
    This paper presents a case for iterative community-based co-design to facilitate the emergence of an innovative mobile system to address a potentially life-threatening scenario for Deaf people in South Africa. For Deaf ...
  • Preparation of Deaf end-users and the softbridge for semi-automated relay trials 

    Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William David; Mashao, Daniel (Telkom, 2004)
    Following on the development of several prototypes, we have built a semi-automated Deaf Telephony prototype on the SoftBridge platform. This prototype relays text and speech between Deaf users on the Internet and hearing ...
  • SignSupport: a limited communication domain mobile aid for a Deaf patient at the pharmacy 

    Motlhabi, Michael B.; Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William David (Telkom, 2013)
    This paper discusses a prototype for a communication aid on a mobile phone to support a Deaf1 person visiting a public hospital pharmacy. The aim is to prevent problems of non-compliance to treatment due to poor communication ...
  • SoftBridge in action: the first Deaf telephony pilot 

    Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl; Lewis, John (Telkom, 2003)
    Following on several partial prototypes, we built an automated Deaf Telephony bridging application with the SoftBridge platform. The SoftBridge performs multi-modal bridging in real-time using Text-to-Speech (TTS) and ...
  • Telecommunications bridging between deaf and hearing users in South Africa 

    Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William David (2004)
    This paper presents a description of telecommunications for Deaf people in South Africa by contrasting the situation in the developed world. We explain the main motivations for providing a locally appropriate solution. ...
  • Telgo323: an H.323 Bridge for deaf telephony 

    Penton, Jason; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl (Telkom, 2002)
    We have developed a prototype bridge that relays text and speech between Teldem, a text telephone for the Deaf, and a standard telephone or H.323 endpoint. Telgo323 uses modified H.323 media gateways and open source Text ...
  • Towards communication and information access for deaf people 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David; Glaser, Meryl (SAICSIT, 2014)
    In tightly circumscribed communication situations, an interactive system resident on a mobile device can assist Deaf people with their communication and information needs. The Deaf users considered here use South African ...
  • Usability of an authoring tool for generalised scenario creation for signsupport 

    Duma, Lindokuhle; Chininthorn, Prangnat; Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William David (Telkom, 2015)
    This paper presents the usability testing results for an authoring tool that generalises scenario creation for a tool called SignSupport. SignSupport is a mobile communication tool for Deaf people that currently runs ...
  • Web-based telephony bridges for the deaf 

    Glaser, Meryl; Tucker, William David (Telkom, 2001)
    A Teldem provides text-based telephony services to the deaf. Despite an array of text-based communications mechanisms on the web, the Teldem is the only means of synchronous telecommunication available to a deaf person. ...