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  • 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 ...
  • The role of Outcome Mapping in developing a rural telemedicine system 

    Tucker, William David; Blake, Edwin H. (International Information Management Corporation, 2008)
    We describe the use of Outcome Mapping to guide the design of a rural telemedicine consultation system in South Africa. While Outcome Mapping was not primarily intended to guide design, we show that it tied in well with a ...
  • Socially aware software engineering for the developing world 

    Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William David (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2006)
    While the social effects of Information Technology (IT) have received much attention there is very little work on targeted methodologies to develop IT applications and content in a developing world environment. This paper ...
  • 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. ...