• DescribeAthon17

    Join DescribeAthon17! Help make YouTube videos more accessible to blind viewers by adding your voice to this day of description -- Thursday, January 26, 2017!. Use YouDescribe, our free web-based description tool, to describe the visuals of your favorite YouTube videos and have fun doing it!

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    Descriptive Video Exchange (DVX)

    This innovative technology will permit wiki-style crowd-sourcing of video description in a completely new way, opening the door to amateur description provided for any video content, and distributed to anyone, anywhere. This is all possible without modifying or redistributing the original video in any way.

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    Display Reader

    The goal of the Display Reader project is to develop a computer vision system that runs on smartphones and tablets to enable blind and visually impaired persons to read appliance displays.

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  • Door Entry

    This project has developed a system to give accessibility to blind people.

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  • Dyslexia Project (completed)

    We studied the ability of dyslexic young teenagers to fluently name pictograms (shapes of objects). We found that some dyslexics are very good at this task, some were even better than the control subjects.


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  • Expanded Populations Research Agenda for Description (EPRAD)

    Bridge Multimedia is collaborating with the VDRDC and the DLN to develop EPRAD, a research road map to identify the critical questions that will improve our evidence-based understanding of how description may apply to the education of students with non-visual disabilities such as ADHD and autism.

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  • Fellow Eye Deficits in Strabismic Amblyopia

    Fellow eye abnormalities have been reported in a number of psychophysical and VEP studies. The goal of this project is to characterize the fellow eye deficits.

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  • Fixational and Functional PRL in Central Vision Loss

    Individuals with central vision loss (commonly due to age-related macular degeneration), must use viewing strategies using peripheral vision. Patients often adopt a preferred retinal locus (PRL) for visually guided behavior. While the are clinical measures for estimating the PRL, little is known about use in the real world. Our research seeks to characterize this natural behavior and inform visual rehabilation techniques.

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  • Focal Attention and Letter Recognition (completed)

    We studied letter recognition in 8 deg eccentricity from the fovea after attracting sustained focal attention to the stimulated location by a cue. Young and elderly healthy subjects, as well as patients with central vision loss participated.

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