British sign language (BSL) user’s gaze patterns between hands and face during online communication

Nez Parr, Biao Zeng

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    Abstract

    British Sign Language (BSL) uses various visual cues from hands, mouth, and facial expressions to convey information and communicate. During the lockdown, deaf people relied more on online BSL communication. This brings a challenge for most deaf people and calls for social inclusion in the cyberworld. This study used a free online eye-Tracker app and investigated how deaf people perceive BSL on the internet. A free view task was employed to explore gaze patterns when mouth and hand information was matched or unmatched. The study found 77.34% of gaze duration focused on face, while the mouth took 38.38% of the whole duration. In addition, results suggested that the mouth might play a primary role in conveying information when hand and mouth cues are incongruent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages10-14
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2021
    EventWebSci’21 AI and Inclusion (AAI) Workshop -
    Duration: 22 Jun 2021 → …
    https://ai-and-inclusion.github.io/

    Workshop

    WorkshopWebSci’21 AI and Inclusion (AAI) Workshop
    Period22/06/21 → …
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    Keywords

    • British sign language
    • Cyber communication
    • Deaf people
    • Eye tracking
    • Gaze duration

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