Sign language is a visual language consisting of hand and face movements, gestures and facial expressions used by hearing impaired and deaf individuals to communicate. First language acquisition of hearing impaired and deaf individuals, that is, since the first language they learn is sign language; sign language is the main languages of deaf individuals.
Just as the spoken language of each country is different, the sign language used also differs in each country, and according to research, there are more than 300 sign languages spoken around the world.
Close to 50% of hearing impaired individuals whose first language acquisition is sign language, and even more than this number according to many studies, have difficulty understanding what they are reading.
The fact that the educational system of hearing impaired individuals is different; the fact that sign language and spoken language are grammatically different from each other; the fact that sign language dictionaries are not very rich causes them to have difficulty understanding what they are reading.
For this reason, hearing impaired individuals experience problems when they access websites. Unfortunately, the idea of adding subtitles to videos or communicating by correspondence is not a healthy and correct way of communication because deaf individuals cannot fully understand what they are reading. For these reasons, we are developing an artificial intelligence-supported sign language translation system for hearing impaired and deaf individuals to have free access to digital content, information and services.