Using Avatars for Improving Speaker Identification in Captioning

  • Quoc V. Vy
  • Deborah I. Fels
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5727)

Abstract

Captioning is the main method for accessing television and film content by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. One major difficulty consistently identified by the community is that of knowing who is speaking particularly for an off screen narrator. A captioning system was created using a participatory design method to improve speaker identification. The final prototype contained avatars and a coloured border for identifying specific speakers. Evaluation results were very positive; however participants also wanted to customize various components such as caption and avatar location.

Keywords

inclusive design speaker identification avatars captioning 

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Quoc V. Vy
    • 1
  • Deborah I. Fels
    • 1
  1. 1.Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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