Abstract

Similar to closed captioning for people who cannot hear, Audio Description (AD) in movies correspond to a secondary audio track describing events that are otherwise visually dominant. To aid people who are visually impaired or blind in understanding the happenings of a movie, the narrator describes the emotions, expressions, and actions presented in a movie scene, among many other details. A major drawback in AD is the necessity to comprehend an overloaded auditory channel. Also, the lack of time available between dialogues leaves certain information not described. By incorporating haptics with AD, we intend to employ a multi-modal approach in an attempt to make movies more accessible for people who are visually impaired. In this demonstration, participants will experience tactile cues for a) the relative position of two actors in a scene through our novel vibrotactile belt, and b) their facial expressions through our novel vibrotactile glove.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHAVE 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings
Pages200-201
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 30 2010
Event2010 9th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2010Oct 17 2010

Publication series

NameHAVE 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings

Other

Other2010 9th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, HAVE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period10/16/1010/17/10

Keywords

  • Audio description
  • Described video
  • Haptic belt
  • Haptics
  • Tactile
  • Vibrations
  • Vibrotactile belt
  • Vibrotactile glove
  • Video description

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Viswanathan, L. N., McDaniel, T., Krishna, S., & Panchanathan, S. (2010). Haptics in audio described movies. In HAVE 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings (pp. 200-201). [5623958] (HAVE 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/HAVE.2010.5623958