Developing eLecture Materials for Hearing Impaired Students and Researchers: Designing Multiple-Video Programs and Usability Assessment

  • Ritsuko KikusawaEmail author
  • Motoko Okumoto
  • Takuya Kubo
  • Laura Rodrigo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9759)


eLecture materials for deaf and hard-of-hearing scholars with sign language (SL) interpretation inevitably include multiple-video content. A usability assessment of such a program was conducted, contrasting presentations with 3 media and 6 media views. The preference of Deaf researchers for SL interpretation to subtitles was confirmed, and the need for different arrangements depending on the needs of users was discovered. A prototype system was developed based on the results.


Electure Multiple-Video program Sign language Hearing impaired 



This research was funded by The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences Research, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies [SOKENDAI] (2012–2015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritsuko Kikusawa
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Motoko Okumoto
    • 3
  • Takuya Kubo
    • 4
  • Laura Rodrigo
    • 5
  1. 1.National Museum of EthnologySuita-shiJapan
  2. 2.The Graduate University for Advanced StudiesHayamaJapan
  3. 3.University of KyotoSakyo-kuJapan
  4. 4.Hiroshima UniversityHigashi-Hiroshima-shiJapan
  5. 5.Autonomous University of MadridMadridSpain

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