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Available from World Wide Web: http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/gprs.htm Appendix A Experiment 1 A.1 Questionnaire Introduction Please help us find the best video compression settings for sending South African Sign Language between cellphones. We are looking for the best settings that would give us the smallest videos, but still is easily and comfortably understandable on a cellphone.

There are no right or wrong answers in this experiment, we are simply looking for your honest opinion.

You will view 18 clips on the cellphone. After viewing a clip, please complete a questionnaire for that clip, and then continue to the next clip. Filling in one questionnaire per video clip.

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Consent Form I, _________________________________, fully understand the project and agree to participate. I understand that all information that I provide will be kept confidential, and that my identity will not be revealed in any publication resulting from the research unless I choose to give permission. Furthermore, all recorded interview media and transcripts will be destroyed after the project is completed. I am also free to withdraw from the project at any time.

I understand that a South African Sign Language interpreter will provide sign language translation. That person is bound by a code of ethics that does not allow him/her to repeat any information that is given during the session. This means that my identity will remain confidential.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Daniel Erasmus Department of Computer Science University of the Cape Town Email: derasmus@uct.co.za Name: ________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________

Date: __________________________________________

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________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

2. How sure are you of your answer to Question 1 above?

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7. Any other comments on this video?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

A.2 Experiment 1 Questionnaire captures

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Introduction Please help us find the best video compression settings for sending South African Sign Language between cell phones. We are looking for the best settings that would give us the smallest videos, but still is easily and comfortably understandable on a cell phone.

There are no right or wrong answers in this experiment; we are simply looking for your honest opinion.

You will view 9 clips on the cell phone. After viewing a clip, please complete a questionnaire for that clip, and then continue to the next clip, filling in one questionnaire per video clip.

Please make sure to answer all questions, and make sure to provide comments.

Thank you for your time and help today.

Consent Form I, _________________________________, fully understand the project and agree to participate. I understand that all information that I provide will be kept confidential, and that my identity will not be revealed in any publication resulting from the research unless I choose to give permission. Furthermore, all recorded interview media and transcripts will be destroyed after the project is completed. I am also free to withdraw from the project at any time.

I understand that a South African Sign Language interpreter will provide sign language translation. That person is bound by a code of ethics that does not allow him/her to repeat any information that is given during the session. This means that my identity will remain confidential.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Daniel Erasmus Department of Computer Science University of the Cape Town Email: derasmus@uct.co.za Name: ________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________

Date: __________________________________________

Video Clip No: ____ :____

1. What was said in this video?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

2. How sure are you of your answer to Question 1 above?

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5. How many times did you view this clip?

________________________________________________________________________

6. Any other comments on this video?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

–  –  –

Introduction

Please help us find the best video compression settings for sending South African Sign Language between cell phones. We are looking for the best settings that would give us the smallest videos, but still is easily and comfortably understandable on a cell phone.

There are no right or wrong answers in this experiment; we are simply looking for your honest opinion.

You will be viewing one video clip on the cell phone. Watch the video clip only once, and then complete the questionnaire. Please make sure to answer all questions.

Thank you for your time and help today.

Consent Form I, _________________________________, fully understand the project and agree to participate. I understand that all information that I provide will be kept confidential, and that my identity will not be revealed in any publication resulting from the research unless I choose to give permission. Furthermore, all recorded interview media and transcripts will be destroyed after the project is completed. I am also free to withdraw from the project at any time.

I understand that a South African Sign Language interpreter will provide sign language translation. That person is bound by a code of ethics that does not allow him/her to repeat any information that is given during the session. This means that my identity will remain confidential.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Daniel Erasmus Department of Computer Science University of the Cape Town Email: derasmus@uct.co.za Name: ________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________

Date: __________________________________________

General Information

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