Did you also see the news about the sign language avatar for the 2022 winter Olympics in China? The sign language avatar will be on display for the first time during the Winter Olympics in February. The avatar can understand the sports reporters and presenters, and convert that commentary into sign language
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On November 4, Jorn Rijckaert, SignOn's communications manager, gave a lecture during an internal seminar for our consortium. In his lecture Jorn covered several topics, such as the historical oppression of sign languages and deaf culture, and deaf emancipation. His lecture aimed to raise awareness among all partners involved in the project. This is essential since a part of the deaf community is resisting automatic translation from spoken language to sign languages, and vice versa, using 3D avatars. Jorn explained where this resistance stems from, to help everyone involved have a better understanding of this attitude towards the project.