Description Research and Innovation Lab

Imagining and building the tools for a more accessible future in education, employment, and entertainment for people with visual disabilities.

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    Algorithmic Automated Description (AAD)

    Automated algorithmic description (AAD) uses existing machine-vision techniques to automate specific aspects of description such as camera motion, scene changes, face identification, and the reading of printed text. Such events could be identified by computer routines that automatically add annotations to the video.

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    Audio/Tactile BART Station Maps

    This collaborative project between Smith-Kettlewell and the San Francisco LightHouse applies Smartpen-Based audio/tactile graphics tools to improve orientation and wayfinding by travelers with visual disabilities in and around unfamiliar transit stations.

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    Crowd-Sourced Description for Web-Based Video (CSD)

    The Descriptive Video Exchange Project focuses on crowd-sourced techniques for describing DVD media.

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