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Arthur Magnusson

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    Smart Glove: Voice Recognition for Sign Language Users via magazine.good.is

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    Arthur Magnussonover 1 year ago

    You use terms "gesture" and "sign language" in the same article doesn't make sense. Gesture isn't a language. Sign language is a real language which has unique grammar, phoenetic, verbs, syntax, etc. Or maybe you meant these gloves are for hearing people who use gestures and for Deaf people who use sign languages? Hearing impaired is a derogatory word. Your dark thinking is a mirror to yourself and your inner child. If you're superior to us, then why does average of us have higher spatial skills, higher chance to dream in colors, wider peripheral visions, and richer retinas, and drive safer? Would you rather have us calling you "Deaf impaired"? Deaf word is perfectly fine with us as much as hearing word is to you.

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  • Arthur Magnusson replied to a comment by gimp910

    Smart Glove: Voice Recognition for Sign Language Users via magazine.good.is

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    gimp910over 1 year ago

    This entire page is politically incorrect. First of all, "Sign language only partially provides the ability to communicate—only in limited circumstances and among a limited group of people," makes it sound like you don't consider ASL a language which it most certainly is which means it does in fact provide the ability to communicate, and since you're saying that about ASL, the Spanish or Mandarin or any other language other than our native language only partially provides the ability to communicate. Secondly, "Even something as habitual for the rest of us as shopping becomes problematic when a disabled person is confronted with a shop assistant who does not know sign language," the term of "disabled person" is politically incorrect. The correct way to talk about someone who is deaf is use the word Deaf because they are not disabled, they are just like any other human being, their Deafness makes them different therefore they are proud to be Deaf and capitalize the "d." The terms disabled or handicapped are considered offensive to the Deaf.

    Arthur Magnussonover 1 year ago

    I agree with you all the way. What set us apart from the disabled is the language. Btw, I've watched all of Star Trek which have met hundreds of alien species. Not one of them use sign language. I realized ignorant people like them probably view sign language as a language of a disability people, not realizing that it's an advanced and beautiful language.

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