Dear participant,

We are very pleased that you are supporting us in our project and you agree to complete this short questionnaire. The video below explains our project, if you would rather read a text,

The 2008 Convention on the Rights of the Disabled states that television content should be accessible to the deaf. However, the production of sign language programs is very expensive. Therefore, many television producers use only subtitles. However, most deaf people, want more broadcasts in sign language.

At the end of the project, the system will provide a remote studio so that recordings of human signers are more affordable for broadcasters. The sign interpreter can record remotely and does not need to travel to the TV broadcaster. With the new technical system, TV broadcasters will be able to create sign language programs more easily and cheaply in the future. As a result, more programs will be offered in sign language. The deaf viewer will see the TV content translated in natural sign language via a virtual reproduction of a human signer. Therefore, it will look very natural.

The project lasts 3 years and uses the latest technologies such as remote studios (not at the TV station), a self-learning system for recording sign language, automatic sign language generation and a photo realistic virtual sign language interpreter who will look like a real sign language interpreter. In addition, we will develop technology that will help to translate into sign language automatically. It will be a proof of concept demonstration. At the end of the project, the feasibility will be tested in 2 scenarios: weather and sports news. Furthermore, the project results will be used for ongoing research.

For the final system, deaf viewers can simply connect the virtual interpreter to the original TV stream via HbbTV or mobile devices (eg tablet, smartphone). With the technical solution, it will be possible for TV broadcasters to produce more signed content. A glimpse into the ideal future where all content would be signed.

More details about the project can be found under http:\

We need to decide what the users will see. For that, we need to know what deaf viewers want from the system. Therefore, we have some questions for you. We start with general questions such as your age and your primary language. After that we would like to know what media and programs you currently use. We also want to know what you like about the programs and what you do not like. Finally, we have questions about the virtual signing person: how he/she should look etc.

We want your opinion on these questions. Please answer from your personal point of view, your experience and your knowledge.

If you have questions or problems, please contact Ms. Böhm:

One last thing before we start - you can choose another language for this survey if that fits better

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