Browsing Research Papers (Computer Science) by Author "Tucker, William D."

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  • Ma, Zhen Yu; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2008)
    Deaf people want to communicate remotely with sign language. Sign language requires sufficient video quality to be intelligible. Internet-based real-time video tools do not provide that quality. Our approach is to use ...
  • Ma, Zhen Yu; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2007)
    The South African Deaf community has very limited telephony options. They prefer to communicate in sign language, a visual medium. Realtime video over Internet Protocol is a promising option, but in reality, the quality ...
  • Yi, Long; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2009)
    One way for Deaf people to communicate with hearing people over the telephone is to use a voice relay. The service is often provided with a human relay operator that relays text into voice, and vice versa, on behalf of the ...
  • Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William D. (CTIT, 2004)
    Connecting people across the Digital Divide is as much a social effort as a technological one. We are developing a community-centered approach to learn how interaction techniques can compensate for poor communication across ...
  • Wang, Yuan Yuan; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2010)
    This paper describes the design and evaluation of two browser-based video communication prototypes that support sign language communication between Deaf people. The research explores combinations of technologies, protocols ...
  • Wang, Yuan Yuan; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2009)
    This paper describes work in progress to to provide browser-based sign language communication for deaf users. The paper introduces the communication requirements for a disadvantaged Deaf community in Cape Town, describes ...
  • Zulu, Docas Dudu; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2010)
    This paper describes work in progress on call capacity optimization for voice over Internet Protocol on wireless mesh networks. In a developing country such as South Africa, evidence has shown that rural inhabitants find ...
  • Mutemwa, Muyowa; Tucker, William D.; Norman, Michael (Telkom, 2009)
    This paper discusses how an Instant Messaging application on a computer can use Bluetooth in order to provide vibration notification on a mobile phone. The initial motivation was to aid Deaf1 office workers to know when ...
  • Reitmaier, Thomas; Bidwell, Nicola J.; Siya, Masbulele Jay; Marsden, Gary; Tucker, William D. (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012)
    We describe designing an asynchronous, oral repository and sharing system that we intend to suit the needs and practices of rural residents in South Africa. We aim to enable users without access to personal computers to ...
  • Tucker, William D. (ACM, 2004)
    Connecting people across the Digital Divide is as much a social effort as a technological one. We are developing a community-centered approach to learn how interaction techniques can compensate for poor communication across ...
  • Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William D.; 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 ...
  • Blake, Edwin H.; Tucker, William D.; 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 ...
  • Chetty, Marshini; Tucker, William D.; Blake, Edwin H. (SAICSIT, in assocation with ACM, 2004)
    The digital divide between rural and urban areas within developing countries is vast. We investigate how to address this divide by introducing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into remote rural areas. Our ...
  • Hersh, Marion A.; Tucker, William D. (Elsevier, 2005)
    There are a number of pressures on researchers in academia and industry to behave unethically or compromise their ethical standards, for instance in order to obtain funding or publish frequently. In this paper a case study ...
  • Maunder, Andrew; Marsden, Gary; Tucker, William D. (ACM, 2006)
    Developing ICT software that is useful and usable in a rural context poses many problems. One of the major difficulties is understanding the real needs of the target users and the constraints imposed by the rural environment. ...
  • Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Tucker, William D.; Bidwell, Nicola J.; Roro, Zukile; Siya, Masbulele Jay; Simo-Reigadas, Javier (ACM, 2013)
    The DEV community knows that technology interventions involve consideration of social and environmental factors as much as technical ones. This is particularly true for the introduction of communications infrastructure in ...
  • Chitedze, Zimani; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2012)
    This paper shows that mobility management protocols for infrastructure Internet may be used in a wireless mesh network environment. Mesh topology tends to be an unplanned graph and routes change dynamically and in this ...
  • Benjamin, Anita; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2003)
    We have built a hybrid voice/text web–board that utilizes floor control for handling resources such as microphone and interface events. The aim of this research is to determine the most appropriate floor control mechanism ...
  • Tucker, William D.; Keats, Derek (Telkom, 1998)
    Grafting an ATM network onto an existing Ethernet network is a non-trivial exercise in network configuration. The process of mating ATM technology to an Ethernet network without tampering the underlying backbone and network ...
  • Julius, Elroy P.; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2005)
    This paper presents an empirical solution for guaranteeing the delivery of synchronous and asynchronous messages within a semi-synchronous IPbased communication domain. The communication infrastructure that is needed between ...

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