A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A mix of posts on gesture, HCI, perception or robots and some personal information.

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ITV Signed Stories

I got an email from Adele Hopper that read:
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know about a brand new interactive project bringing the best children’s literature to deaf children. www.signedstories.com is beautifully animated fully interactive website backed by stage, screen, sporting and literary icons including the Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and [...]

My BSL Books

The British are doing it again. Leading the world to a better place. This time it concern books, or stories might be a better word, in sign language, BSL to be exact. I wonder why they keep calling it books? Although my hearing kids sometimes listen to ‘Spoken Books’ on CDs, hmm. Thanks to Gavin Howard [...]

Nijntje Signs

Nijntje DVD in Nederlandse Gebarentaal (NGT)
There is a new DVD for kids created and sold bij Nederlands Gebarencentrum with translations or enactments of ten Nijntje stories in NGT.
It is the first of it’s kind in NGT, but similar to this ASL video of Click-clack Moo. In both cases the images of the children’s books animate [...]

Plains Indian Sign Language, Browning 1930

A wonderful collection of videos with Plains Indian Sign Language has been put on YouTube by Tommy Foley.

A short ‘teaser’ with subtitles
The videos were recorded in 1930, Browning Montana, when sign talkers from 14 different Plains nations gathered as participants in a conference organized by General Hugh L. Scott for the purpose of demonstrating [...]

Signed Story Click, Clack, Moo

This wonderful multimedia video is a signed children’s book. Ah, the revolution that is YouTube.

Perception of Fidgeting during Signing

Do signers fidget during signing? This is a question I often pondered. How do signers handle fidgeting during signing. I have often witnessed that signers were fidgeting (rubbing their nose, or other self-adaptors) during signing. Even for me, a hearing non-signer, it seemed easy to spot such fidgeting movements as not being part of the [...]


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