Projects

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    CVI@SKI Meeting

    We are a Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute sponsored, Blind Babies Foundation supported research advocacy group consisting of SKI researchers, select clinicians, teachers of the visually impaired, and parents of children with cerebral visual impairment.

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    Describeathon 2019 Announced!

    Join Describeathon 2019! Help make YouTube videos more accessible to blind viewers by adding your voice to this day of description.

    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 permitted 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 without modifying or redistributing the original video in any way.

  • Completed
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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.

  • Door Entry

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

  • Completed

    Dyslexia Project

    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.

     

  • Completed

    Encoding of 3D Structure in the Visual Scene: A New Conceptualization

    The multidisciplinary goal was to develop an integrated conceptualization of the mid-level encoding of 3D object structur

  • 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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    Eye Movements and Accommodation Patterns in Strabismus

    Strabismus misaligned eyes is a common developmental condition in young children that can lead to amblyopia or poor vision and other forms of low vision. This project looks at the eye movements in relation to accommodation or focusing power in these patients to determine predictors of strabismus and outcome of treatment, with the goal of improving early detection, intervention and treatment.

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    Eye-Hand coordination in Central Field Loss

    Eye-hand coordination in AMD

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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.

  • 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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