Projects

  • Inactive

    Visual-Impairment Research Agenda for Description (VIRAD)

    A systematic road map charting gaps in the quantitative evidence about how description can and should be used to improve video accessibility for the blind.

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    Remote Real-Time Description (RRTD)

    Remote real-time description (RRTD) is a simple technique that will allow a describer anywhere in the world to provide real-time description for a video stream being viewed by a visually-impaired student at home, in the classroom, or on the go. In RRTD, a video feed is streamed to the describer who passes the audio (and optionally the video) to the student, along with the added live description.

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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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    Choreographed and Orchestrated Video Annotation (COVA)

    Choreographed and Orchestrated media refers to a relatively new concept involving different aspects of a coordinated media presentation coming from different networked devices. In this case, COVA will allow video annotations such as audio descriptions to be played from a personal device such as a smartphone, while a primary video presentation is being played on a completely separate device such as a projector in a theater.

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    Sensorimotor Adaptation as a Function of Age and Experience

    Aim 3 of Reaching with Central Field Loss

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    Reach Performance in the Absence of Eye Movements

    Aim 1 of Reaching with Central Field Loss

  • Inactive
    Picture of the robotic fingerspelling hand

    Robotic Fingerspelling Hand for Communicating with Deaf-Blind People

    A robotic fingerspelling hand would give anyone who can type the ability to communicate with deaf-blind people who know tactile fingerspelling. It also would have the potential to provide computer access to deaf-blind people who do not read Braille.

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    Low Vision Computer Access

    Dr. Deborah Gilden wants to ensure that people who work with low vision students, clients, or patients, or have a visually impaired friend or family member, know that many features built into the Windows OS, MS Office applications, and the Internet, often can serve as tools for low vision computer access.

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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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