Abstract

Narrations of visual content, or audio descriptions, enhance the accessibility of video media for individuals who are blind. While the adoption of this assistive technology continues to broaden, audio descriptions have several limitations: they often lack detail (i.e., are abridged) to fit within dialogue-free gaps, and are difficult to use in fast-paced sequences or scenes of continuous dialogue. Haptic descriptions offer a promising augmentation to audio descriptions by conveying information through the sense of touch. This work presents audio-haptic descriptions with a user evaluation showing how haptic descriptions can add relevant information to films for improved comprehension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2013Jul 19 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
ISSN (Print)1945-7871
ISSN (Electronic)1945-788X

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period7/15/137/19/13

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Keywords

  • Audio descriptions
  • assistive
  • haptics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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McDaniel, T., Viswanathan, L. N., & Panchanathan, S. (2013). An evaluation of haptic descriptions for audio described films for individuals who are blind. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2013 [6607554] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2013.6607554