Interpreting Behaviour and Emotions for People with Deafblindness

  • Riitta Lahtinen
  • Stina OjalaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 907)


This case study investigates interpreting emotions and behaviour for the deafblind. Here we give examples on the different methods used for enhancing emotions based on sign language, speech-to-text and other types of interpreting. The group in question consists of individuals with a hearing impairment (the deaf and hard-of-hearing groups), individuals with a dual-sensory impairment and individuals with a deafblindness. The study investigates the interpreting process as a means to increase a person’s social inclusion and well-being. The examples given in the article consist of different types of interprets received by the individuals within a film watching event. A further note is made on venue layout and individual needs with regards to interpreting needs and preferences.


Behaviour Interpreting Deafblindness Social inclusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISE Research GroupUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of Future TechnologiesUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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