DALL·E 2023-12-03 17.35.42 - Create a logo for The Artificial Intelligence, Accessibility and Sign Language Center (AIASL) is an innovative initiative that focuses on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the realm of accessibility and sign language. This involves developing AI-driven solutions that enhance technology accessibility for individuals with disabilities, particularly those who use sign language. The center builds on theoretical foundations in both AI and accessibility, establishing guidelines and best practices for developing applications and services that are inclusive and effective. Key areas of focus for the AIASL include:
  1. AI-Driven Sign Language Interpretation: Developing AI technologies that can accurately interpret sign language, thereby bridging communication gaps between deaf individuals and those who do not understand sign language.
  2. Accessible Technology Development: Creating AI-powered tools and applications that are specifically designed to be accessible for people with various disabilities. This might include voice-activated systems, enhanced visual interfaces, and other adaptive technologies.
  3. Research and Innovation: Conducting research on the intersection of AI, accessibility, and sign language to continually advance the field. This includes exploring new AI methodologies, user interface designs, and interaction models that cater to the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  4. Education and Training: Providing educational resources and training programs to help developers, designers, and other stakeholders understand the principles of accessible technology and the role of AI in enhancing accessibility.
  5. Policy and Advocacy: Working on developing and advocating for policies that promote the integration of AI in accessible technologies, ensuring that these innovations reach and benefit those who need them most.
By focusing on these areas, the AIASL aims to create a more inclusive technological landscape where AI not only advances the state of the art in computing but also improves the quality of life for those who rely on sign language for communication.    


Accessible Information and Communications Technologies

Background Gallaudet University is the only university in the world where students live and learn using American Sign Language (ASL) and English. It offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students focusing on accessible information and communications technologies. Participants will be immersed in a collaborative...

Meet the Team

Raja Kushalnagar


Michaela Brandt

Research Assistant

Matthew Seita

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jonah Winninghoff

Associate Data Analyst

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Artificial Intelligence, Accessibility and Sign Language Center

SLCC 1110

(202) 651-5085

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