Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Middle East

(See also Resources for working with Deafblind people - Web sites.)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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map of the Middle East

Flags: World flag database.
Map: Virtual Tourist.

For a quick, interesting resource for facts about this and other countries,
try Mystic Planet - The New Age directory of Planet Earth.

Note: Flag next to a link shows what language the website is in. This is sometimes obvious by what country the link is for or the fact that the title is in English. If I feel it may be ambiguous, I have tried to clarify by using a flag. This is done so that people can read sites in the language of their choice. If a flag is followed by this icon: Sign Language icon, there is an animated text in that country's sign language or signs are illustrated. If a globe is followed by this icon, there is an animated text in International Gesture: globe: globe (international icon)Sign Language icon.

Al-Jarrah, O. & Halawani, A. (2001). Recongnition of gestures in Arabic sign Language using neuro-fuzzy systems. The work presented in this paper aims at developing a system for automatic translation of gestures of the manual alphabets in the Arabic sign language.

Assaleh, K. Recognition of Arabic Sign Language alphabet using polynomial classifiers.

Disability in the Middle East. Has the following entiry: Suwed, A. (1983) Abjadiyya ishara alcarabiyya. [Arabic fingerspelling.] Tripoli, Libya: Aldar Alcarabiyya Lilkitab.

Miles, M.

Loeding, B. L., Sarkar, S., Parashar, A. & and Karshmer, A. I. (2004). Progress in automated computer recognition of Sign Language.

Seely, T. D. (1996, August 12). LINGUIST List 7.1131, Disc: Arabic Sign Language.

Suwed, A. Quamus ishari carabi. [Arabic sign language dictionary].