ViSiCAST (Virtual Signing: Capture, Animation, Storage, and Transmission) was a project funded under the Information Society Technologies (IST) programme of the European Union's Fifth Framework using Virtual Human technology for animation of sign language.

The goal of ViSiCAST is to improve the quality of life of Europe's deaf citizens by widening their access to services and facilities enjoyed by the community at large. The project identifies a number of aspects of life where the integration of deaf individuals in society would be improved if sign language communication was available: access to public services, commercial transactions and entertainment, learning and leisure opportunities including broadcast and interactive television and the e-commerce and the World Wide Web.

Further information is available on ViSiCAST at UEA.

Research Team