The ITC, Televirtual and the University of the East Anglia
have been working on Avatar based Deaf Signing, using SSE
originally, within the Sign-Anim project since 1997. They
produced a version one of a practical system in 1999.
In 1998 ITC licensed its knowledge so that UEA and Televirtual
could develop a prototype system with the Post Office for
Abbreviated clips of the full demonstration of these early
version systems can be viewed on the demo page.
The new partners who have joined the original group to meet
the challenging aims of the Visicast project will build upon
the existing technology. They will combine their exceptional
expertise to develop these systems in the Broadcast, Internet
and Counter Transaction communication areas.
The Visicast project started in January 2000. This page will
describe the progress milestones as they happen and direct
- New Demonstrations
- News items
The first few milestones are anticipated between April and