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Augmented reality bridges written and sign language

A lifestyle and society print magazine about the culture of German sign language, DEAF MAGAZINE (opens in new tab) makes use of augmented reality technology to link written language directly with German sign language for better understanding.

The articles - about German sign language trends, news and opinions about accessibility in Germany, and information about global deaf culture - are separated into short sections. Readers can then use their smartphones to extend these to printable pictures and videos with subtitles. Check out the video above to see how it all works.

It's no wonder that the DEAF MAGAZINE went on to win a Red Dot Award (opens in new tab) in 2013. Creating an entirely new system of sign language typography, the publication has also been nominated for a German Design Award (opens in new tab) in 2014. For more on AR, see our piece on what's next for augmented reality.

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

DEAF magazine

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