Deaf and hard of hearing students must constantly switch between several visual sources to gather all necessary information during a classroom lecture (e.g., instructor, slides, sign language interpreter or captioning). Using smart glasses, this research tested a potential means to reduce the effects of visual field switches, proposing that consolidating sources into a single display may improve lecture comprehension. Results showed no statistically significant comprehension improvements with the glasses, but interviews indicated that participants found it easier to follow the lecture with glasses and saw the potential for them in the classroom. Future work highlights priorities for smart glasses consideration and new research directions.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 6 May 2017|
|Event||CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States|
Duration: 6 May 2017 → 11 May 2017
|Conference||CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2017|
|Period||6/05/17 → 11/05/17|
- American Sign Language (ASL)
Miller, A., Malasig, J., Castro, B., Hanson, V., Nicolau, H., & Brandão, A. (2017). The use of smart glasses for lecture comprehension by deaf and hard of hearing students. 1909-1915. Paper presented at CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, United States.