Project Description

We are designing, building, and evaluating new augmented reality (AR) approaches to real-time captioning for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. In contrast to traditional captioning, which uses an external, fixed display (e.g., laptop or large screen), our approach allows users to manipulate the shape, number and placement of captions in 3D space. Our preliminary findings suggest that, compared to traditional laptop-based captions, HMD captioning may increase glanceability, improve visual contact with speakers, and support access to other visual information (e.g., slides).


Sound Sensing and Feedback Techniques for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Dhruv Jain

UW CS PhD Dissertation

Social Tensions with Head-Mounted Displays for Accessibility

Steven Goodman, Dhruv Jain, Jon E. Froehlich, Brock Craft, Leah Findlater

Extended Abstract CHI2019 Workshop Proceedings of SHMD

Towards Accessible Conversations in a Mobile Context for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dhruv Jain, Rachel Franz, Leah Findlater, Jackson Cannon, Raja Kushalnagar, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of ASSETS 2018 | Acceptance Rate: 25.9% (28 / 108)

Exploring Augmented Reality Approaches to Real-Time Captioning: A Preliminary Autoethnographic Study

Dhruv Jain, Bonnie Chinh, Raja Kushalnagar, Leah Findlater, Jon E. Froehlich

Extended Abstract Proceedings of DIS2018