I had a roommate during co-op that was deaf, and I wanted to learn some sign language. I wanted an easy way to see how sentences could be translated into ASL
What it does
Simply put, it takes an input of sentences, and generates a gif of the sentences in ASL.
How we built it
Python's tkinter module was used to create a rough draft of a gui similar to google translate. Youtube ASL dictionary videos were gathered to create the gifs.
Challenges we ran into
Animating the instructional gifs in tkinter proved to be a worthy challenge. This bugfix is still ongoing.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud of innovating in an educational area that may have been overlooked.
What we learned
Appropriate manpower for the programming project is crucial.
What's next for Text2Sign
Using machine learning to allow live human signing into text or speech.