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New software converts speech into sign languages, uses avatar to communicate

Washington, Oct 1 : Researchers at IBM, UK, have developed a software that converts spoken words into sign language and engages an avatar to communicate using gestures.

Its developers say the onscreen translator, named “Say It Sign It”, could work as a pop-up on a television, personal computer, mobile phone or auditorium screen, giving the hearing impaired wider access to television, radio and education.