Tuesday, June 29, 2010

College Students Create Open Source Video Chat for ASL

College students at the University of Rochester have created an open source, free video chat program. The program, designed specifically for the One Laptop Per Child program, allows the caller to see both themselves and the person they have called. It was officially presented at the NTID Technology Symposium on June 22, 2010. The students eventually hope to port the program to other operating systems. What a cool project!

(via Boing Boing)

3 comments:

  1. That is great. I look forward to seeing it. I wonder if the symposium was video recorded?

    ~BBF

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  2. Hi Ben, I took a look around the NTID website and found their page for the presentation but there is no video as of yet. It looks like they are still working on getting captions/a transcript set up. http://www.rit.edu/ntid/vp/techsym/detail.html#T3C

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  3. Megan,

    Thanks for the update. Hope you can keep us informed about it.

    ~BBF

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