Interpreting Behaviour and Emotions for People with Deafblindness

R. Lahtinen, S. Ojala

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This case study investigates interpreting emotions and behaviour for the deafblind. Here we give examples on the different methods used for enhancing emotions based on sign language, speech-to-text and other types of interpreting. The group in question consists of individuals with a hearing impairment (the deaf and hard-of-hearing groups), individuals with a dual-sensory impairment and individuals with a deafblindness. The study investigates the interpreting process as a means to increase a person’s social inclusion and well-being. The examples given in the article consist of different types of interprets received by the individuals within a film watching event. A further note is made on venue layout and individual needs with regards to interpreting needs and preferences. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFighting Inequalities : 7th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2018, Turku, Finland, August 27-29, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHongxiu Li, Ágústa Pálsdóttir, Roland Trill, Reima Suomi, Yevgeniya Amelina
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-97930-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-97931-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event7th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society: Fighting Inequalities (WIS 2018) - Turku, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201829 Aug 2018
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Fields of Science

  • Computer science
  • Computers, Behaviour
  • Deafblindness
  • Dual sensory impairments
  • Hard of hearings
  • Hearing impairments
  • Interpreting
  • Social inclusion
  • Speech to texts, Audition
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 518 Media and communications

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