Jan. 1, 2016 - Present
Sponsors: NSF Microsoft Google
Keywords: accessibility, head-mounted display, augmented reality, deaf and hard of hearing
The Makeability Lab and the UbiComp Lab hosted students from Northwest High School. The high school students were all taking an Internet of Things (IoT course), which focuses not just on building IoT technology but the societal implications. For example, students are asked to consider: How can this technology help us achieve a more just and equitable world? How will we be able to ensure that these devices improve our quality of life without imprisoning us? What ethics or code of conduct should guide the IoT?Venkatesh spoke about his research supporting blind programmers, Manaswi spoke about Project Sidewalk and urban accessibility visualizations, and Dhruv spoke about his work on sound awareness tools for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
We're proud to announce that UW PhD Student and Makeability Lab Member Dhruv Jain's poster titled "Exploring Augmented Reality Approaches to Real-Time Captioning: An Autoethnographic Study" won the people's choice award in UW Allen School Annual Research Day yesterday! This is part of our larger research agenda on AR Captions
Dhruv shares this award with HCDE student Bonnie Chinh, HCDE professor Leah Findlater, Gallaudet University Professor Raja Kushalnagar and CSE professor Jon Froehlich.
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We had a strong representation at ASSETS 2018 in Galway, Ireland- we presented three posters and two full papers.
In pictures, see Dhruv Jain presenting his paper on Augmented Reality Captioning in Mobile Context, Lee Stearns presenting "Design of an Augmented Reality Magnification Aid for Low Vision Users" and Jon Froehlich with his poster "How does Urban Accessibility Change over Time"
Real-time captions are overlaid on top of the user's vision via an HMD
Towards Accessible Conversations in a Mobile Context for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Proceedings of ASSETS 2018 | Acceptance Rate: 25.9% (28 / 108)
keywords: augmented reality, real-time captioning, deaf and hard of hearing