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Head-Mounted Display Visualizations to Support Sound Awareness for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dhruv Jain, Leah Findlater, Jamie Gilkeson, Benjamin Holland, Ramani Duraiswami, Dmitry Zotkin, Christian Vogler, Jon E. Froehlich
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '15  
For each dimension, we created 3-12 example visualizations and evaluated these as a design probe with 24 deaf and hard of hearing participants (Study 1).  ...  Study 1 findings reaffirm past work on challenges faced by persons with hearing loss in group conversations, provide support for the general idea of sound awareness visualizations on HMDs, and reveal preferences  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Ji Hyuk Bae, Yumeng Wang, Meethu Malu, and Alina Goldman for their help.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2702123.2702393 dblp:conf/chi/JainFGHDZVF15 fatcat:wxdlqqedpbb7jdb26wjfeqp6si

Adoption Of ASL Classifiers As Delivered By Head-Mounted Displays In A Planetarium Show

Eric G. Hintz, Michael D. Jones, M. Jeannette Lawler, Nathan Bench, Fred Mangrubang
2015 Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE)  
Accommodating the planetarium experience to members of the deaf or hard-of-hearing community has often created situations that are either disruptive to the rest of the audience or provide an insufficient  ...  if an ASL sound track delivered through a head-mount display can be understood by deaf junior to senior high aged students who are fluent in ASL.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to acknowledge support for this work from a National Science Foundation Grant (IIS-1124548) and from the Sorensen Impact Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.19030/jaese.v2i1.9274 fatcat:cwwltqjmtbhf5l7so37cg3qecq

Wearable Subtitles

Alex Olwal, Kevin Balke, Dmitrii Votintcev, Thad Starner, Paula Conn, Bonnie Chinh, Benoit Corda
2020 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology  
ABSTRACT Mobile solutions can help transform speech and sound into visual representations for people who are deaf or hard-ofhearing (DHH).  ...  Our Wearable Subtitles proof-of-concept shows how eyewear could benefit people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  ...  We thank Mathieu Le Goc for valuable discussions and suggestions, and our reviewers and study participants for their useful feedback and perspectives.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3379337.3415817 dblp:conf/uist/OlwalBVSCCC20 fatcat:7uw7wwbnqreafkzup5kkixiq4q

Fairness Issues in AI Systems that Augment Sensory Abilities [article]

Leah Findlater, Steven Goodman, Yuhang Zhao, Shiri Azenkot, Margot Hanley
2019 arXiv   pre-print
to sound awareness tools for d/Deaf users.  ...  to the user, and privacy concerns both for the primary user and for others.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs under award W81XWH-14-1-0617 and by the National Science Foundation under award IIS  ... 
arXiv:1908.07333v1 fatcat:xblwjmp2fbev3g4onru2gjxun4

Accessibility, transcription, and access everywhere

K. Bain, S. Basson, A. Faisman, D. Kanevsky
2005 IBM Systems Journal  
For persons who are deaf and hard of hearing in particular, full participation requires complete access to audio materials, both for live settings and for prerecorded audio and visual information.  ...  We describe the Liberated Learning Project, a consortium of universities worldwide, which is piloting technologies to create real-time access for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, without intermediary  ...  deaf and hard of hearing.  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.443.0589 fatcat:p2qwmmgdyjadrogfbrbur4njpq

The effect of musical experience on rhythm perception for hearing-impaired undergraduates

Masaki Matsubara, Hiroko Terasawa, Rumi Hiraga
2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)  
This article addresses the broad question of understanding whether and how a combination of tactile and visual information could be used to enhance the experience of music by the hearing impaired.  ...  The proposed solution consisted of a vibrating "Haptic Chair" and a computer display of informative visual effects.  ...  We gratefully acknowledge the support of Dr. Reijntjes School for the Deaf, Sri Lanka. In addition, we thank the reviewers for valuable suggestions for improvements to the article.  ... 
doi:10.1109/smc.2014.6974155 dblp:conf/smc/MatsubaraTH14 fatcat:tpqxiaqlije5ldq26poivvw4ii

Optimizing Visual Feature Perception for an Automatic Wearable Speech Supplement in Face-to-Face Communication and Classroom Situations

Dominic W. Massaro, Miguel Á. Carreira-Perpiñán, David J. Merrill
2009 2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Given the limitation of hearing and understanding speech for many individuals, we plan to supplement the sound of speech and speechreading with an additional informative visual input.  ...  The goal is to optimize the visual feature presentation and implement it in the wearable computer system.  ...  ; it would provide significant help for people with hearing aids and cochlear implants; and it would be beneficial for many individuals with language challenges and even for children learning to read.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2009.338 dblp:conf/hicss/MassaroCM09 fatcat:cwnjzinvbbgqtcyivedtbrpq4q

Positioning of Subtitles in Cinematic Virtual Reality

Sylvia Rothe, Kim Tran, Heinrich Hussmann
2018 International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments  
Cinematic Virtual Reality has been increasing in popularity in recent years.Watching 360 degree movies with a head mounted display, the viewer can freely choose the direction of view and thus the visible  ...  The position of the subtitles depends on the scene and is close to the speaking person.  ...  A system with realtime speech recognition for AR-HMDs was developed for supporting deaf and hard-of-hearing people in conversations.  ... 
doi:10.2312/egve.20181307 dblp:conf/egve/RotheTH18 fatcat:ngvaoicwbjcedb4mysclkhruem

IGlasses

Dominic W. Massaro, Miguel Á Carreira-Perpiñán, David J. Merrill, Cass Sterling, Stephanie Bigler, Elise Piazza, Marcus Perlman
2008 Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Multimodal interfaces - IMCI '08  
The task was performed with normal-hearing as well as deaf and hard-of-hearing listeners.  ...  However, there are many deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who require other sources of language input.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1452392.1452432 dblp:conf/icmi/MassaroCMSBPP08 fatcat:af5yk6nxqjeojfrq7yrkyzwvwa

Silent augmented narratives

Susanna Berra
2020 Media&Jornalismo  
Acknowledgements We would like to give a special thanks to IT People company that helped all students from the MSc Visual Culture from IADE -Faculty of Design, Communication and Technology from European  ...  The main system that works with it is Leap Motion 2 , which is usually embedded in the new generation of head-mounted displays for AR.  ...  ASR identifies human voice and process it into a readable text. It's available in apps for smartphone or directly on head mounted displays.  ... 
doi:10.14195/2183-5462_36_9 fatcat:e7bihegsqzbafkh5csehh3fjkm

Supporting medical conversations between deaf and hearing individuals with tabletop displays

Anne Marie Piper, James D. Hollan
2008 Proceedings of the ACM 2008 conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW '08  
This paper describes the design and evaluation of Shared Speech Interface (SSI), an application for an interactive multitouch tabletop display designed to facilitate medical conversations between a deaf  ...  The contributions of this work include initial guidelines for cooperative group work technology for users with varying hearing abilities, discussion of benefits of participatory design with the deaf community  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Research is supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF Grant 0729013, and a Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Grant. We thank our study participants,  ... 
doi:10.1145/1460563.1460587 dblp:conf/cscw/PiperH08 fatcat:baqxpgmvcbekxbhcq6y5idnbh4

A Caption Presentation System for the Hearing Impaired People Attending Theatrical Performances [chapter]

Yuko Konya, Itiro Siio
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We propose, implement, and evaluate a caption presentation method for hearing impaired people, which includes support for dialogues, sound effects, and audience responses.  ...  The few programs that provide captions only show dialogues and sounds (musical note icons).  ...  [3] demonstrated subtitles in a balloon field as a support system for the deaf and hard-ofhearing participating in a video conference.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34292-9_19 fatcat:swmvo55pmnd3tp462xvad6pgmm

The haptic chair as a speech training aid for the deaf

Suranga Nanayakkara, Lonce Wyse, Elizabeth A. Taylor
2012 Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on - OzCHI '12  
The improvements in word clarity we observed over the duration of these studies indicate that the Haptic Chair has the potential to make a significant contribution to speech therapy for the deaf.  ...  In this paper, we explore the effectiveness of using the Haptic Chair during speech therapy for the deaf.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the following people at Dr. Reijntjes School for the Deaf, Sri Lanka: Mrs.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2414536.2414600 dblp:conf/ozchi/NanayakkaraWT12 fatcat:zpgz4wqqdza5jmiwl6ldiwx2wq

FFCDH: Solution to Enable Face-to-Face Conversation between Deaf and Hearing People

Othmar Othmar Mwambe, Shelena Soosay Nathan, Toan Nguyen-Duc, Eiji Kamioka
2018 Journal of Computer and Communications  
Moreover, FFCDH records the speech of the hearing and converts it into signs for the deaf. It also provides deaf with an option to adjust volume of their speech by displaying volume of their voice.  ...  One of the reasons is that the hearings parents have neither enough time nor support to learn sign language to communicate and support their children.  ...  The number of deaf and hard of hearing people, which has increased to over five percent of the global population [10] , and the prevalence of deaf children who were born to hearing parents, is higher  ... 
doi:10.4236/jcc.2018.65001 fatcat:n6z27fwrovhzdnegssmip57cmu

Language, Identity and Technologies in Classrooms for the Differently- Abled

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Ingela Holmström
2015 Journal of Communication Disorders Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids  
It highlights the ways in which individuals and institutions both use and also account for the roles that technologies, particularly hearing-technologies (like sound amplifying technologies, outer ear  ...  analysis of data that critically explores the role that different types of technologies play in the lives of individuals who are deaf.  ...  policies for deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils, and thus also the latter's possibilities to participate in alternative communities of practice.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2375-4427.1000145 fatcat:6acda6d5mfdwff6hbl5r6ky4aq
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