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Passenger information using a sign language avatar - Individual travel assistance for passengers with special needs in public transport

Schnieder, Lars and Tschare, Georg (2015) Passenger information using a sign language avatar - Individual travel assistance for passengers with special needs in public transport. Internationales Verkehrswesen, 67 (1), pp. 8-10. Deutscher Verkehrs Verlag Media Group, Hamburg. ISSN 0020-9511

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Abstract

Public transport operators are legally obliged to ensure equal access to transportation services. This includes equal access to information and communication related to those services. Deaf passengers mostly prefer to communicate in sign language. For this reason, the specific needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing passengers still are not adequately addressed – despite the tremendous efforts public transport operators have put in providing accessible communication services to their passengers. This article describes a novel approach to passenger information in sign language based on the automatic translation of natural (written) language text into sign language. This includes the use of a sign language avatar to display the information to deaf and hard-of-hearing passengers.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96377/
Document Type:Article
Title:Passenger information using a sign language avatar - Individual travel assistance for passengers with special needs in public transport
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schnieder, Larslars.schnieder (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tschare, Georggeorg.tschare (at) signtime.tvUNSPECIFIED
Date:20 May 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Internationales Verkehrswesen
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:67
Page Range:pp. 8-10
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Axhausen, KayETH Zürich
Hartmut, FrickeTU Dresden
Haasis, Hans-DietrichUniversität Bremen
Lenz, BarbaraDLR
Kummer, SebastianUniversität Wien
Ringat, KnutRhein-Main Verkehrsverbund GmbH
Publisher:Deutscher Verkehrs Verlag Media Group, Hamburg
Series Name:International Transportation
ISSN:0020-9511
Status:Published
Keywords:Travel Assistance, Persons with reduced mobility, ambient assisted living, intelligent transportation systems
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Urbane Mobilität (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Anwendungsplattform Intelligente Mobilität
Deposited By: Schnieder, Lars
Deposited On:26 May 2015 12:48
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:53

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