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SignQUOTE: A Remote Testing Facility for Eliciting Signed Qualitative Feedback
Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology
  • Jerry Schnepp, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
  • Rosalee Wolfe, DePaul University
  • Brent Shiver
  • John McDonald
  • Jorge Toro
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Conference Proceeding
Disciplines
Abstract

Sign synthesis is still an evolving technology and improving it requires the elicitation of qualitative feedback from users. Current options for acquiring qualitative feedback are limited. Face-toface tests conducted in sign language are expensive. On the other hand, remote tests do not use the preferred language of the test participants. A new tool, SignQUOTE, (Signed Qualitative Usability Online Testing Environment) is a configurable, cross platform remote testing system based entirely on sign language. It includes an innovative method for capturing qualitative feedback in sign language via webcam. In a comparison study, participants viewed animations of American Sign Language and gave suggestions for improvement. The authors conducted a study using SignQUOTE that presented stimuli identical to those used in a previously-conducted face-to-face study. When comparing the two approaches, the authors found results that are consistent with previous comparison studies of remote and face-to-face testing. SignQUOTE comes with a Test Designer that allows researchers to customize tests. The software is available as open source.

Conference proceedings from the Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT)-2011, University of Dundee, UK, 24-26 October 24 - 26, 2011.

Publication Date
10-24-2011
Citation Information
Jerry Schnepp, Rosalee Wolfe, Brent Shiver, John McDonald, et al.. "SignQUOTE: A Remote Testing Facility for Eliciting Signed Qualitative Feedback" Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/schnepp/14/