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    • 3D audio interfaces for the blind 

      Frauenberger, Christopher; Noistering, Markus (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Our work is dealing with alternative interaction modes for visually impaired and blind people to use computers. The aim of the proposed approach is to exploit the human hearing capabilities to a better degree than this is ...
    • A 3D real time rendering engine for binaural sound reproduction 

      Noisternig, Markus; Musil, Thomas; Sontacchi, Alois; Höldrich, Robert (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      A method of computationally efficient 3D sound reproduction via headphones is presented using a virtual Ambisonic approach. Previous studies have shown that incorporating head tracking as well as room simulation is important ...
    • Acqua alta a venezia: Design of a urban scale auditory warning system 

      Avanzini, F; Rocchesso, D; Belussi, A; Dal Palu, A; Dovier, A (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      A new warning system for high tide in Venice has been designed to replace the existing network of electro-mechanical sirens. The project was divided into four sections: (i) optimal placement of loudspeakers via constraint ...
    • Audio games: Fun for all? All for fun! 

      Targett, Sue; Fernstrom, Mikael (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In this paper we investigate if it is possible to create entertaining computer games that use only non-speech aural feedback and if such games could be used for skills acquisition or in therapeutic applications. To answer ...
    • Audiocentric interface design: A building blocks approach 

      Thornton, Chad; Kolb, Anthony; Gemperle, Francine; Hirsch, Tad (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      The advent of mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing presents opportunities for audiocentric interfaces that use sound as the primary or only means of displaying information to users whose eyes are otherwise engaged. ...
    • Auditory assistive devices for the blind 

      Massof, Robert W. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Most auditory assistive devices for the Blind employ synthetic speech. These include talking computer interfaces, reading machines, talking signs, and a plethora of talking appliances and gadgets. Some devices use warning ...
    • Auditory displays on the depth of hypertext 

      Lee, Ju-Hwan; Jeon, Myoung-Hoon; Kim, Min-Sun (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This study presents an overview of work on the effects of auditory displays on the navigation of hypertext and the results of 2 new experiments. In the present study, auditory information was pertinently mapped with the ...
    • Auditory icon support for navigation in speech-only interfaces for room-based design metaphors 

      Skantze, Daniel; Dahlback, Nils (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In this paper, a navigation support approach for speech-only interaction based on auditory icons for room-based designs is presented, i.e. naturally occurring sounds that have a natural mapping to the system's underlying ...
    • Augmented intelligibility in simultaneous multi-talker environments 

      Mesgarani, Nima; Shamma, Shihab; Grant, Ken W; Duraiswami, Ramani (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Speech intelligibility can be severely compromised in environments where there are several competing speakers. It may be possible, however, to improve speech intelligibility in such environments by manipulating certain ...
    • Basic and applied research relating to auditory displays for visually impaired people 

      Loomis, Jack M (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This paper describes basic and applied research, conducted mostly by Roberta Klatzky, Reginald Golledge, and the author, in connection with development of a navigation system for visually impaired people. The paper begins ...
    • Boardtalker: Initial experiences and open problems in prototyping a talking digital whiteboard to assist visually impaired students 

      Berque, Dave (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      BoardTalker is an assistive technology system that is designed to help visually impaired students by allowing them to hear material that is written extemporaneously on a whiteboard during class. The system uses a touch-sensitive ...
    • Broadcasting auditory weather reports - a pilot project 

      Hermann, Thomas; Drees, Jan M; Ritter, Helge (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This paper reports on a pilot project between our research department and and a local radio station, investigating the use of sonification to render and present auditory weather forecasts. The sonifications include auditory ...
    • A case study in the design of software that uses auditory cues to help low vision students view notes on a blackboard 

      Berque, Dave; Bonebright, Terri; Kinnett, Seth; Nichols, Nathan; Peters, Adam (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      This ongoing project investigates the interplay between educational technology, pen-based computing, and auditory displays with respect to the design of assistive technology for low-vision students in a classroom setting. ...
    • Combining speech and earcons to assist menu navigation 

      Vargas, Maria L.M; Anderson, Sven (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Previous research on non-speech audio interfaces has demonstrated that they can enhance performance on menu navigation tasks. Most of this work has focused on tasks in which the menu is not spoken and visual representation ...
    • Communicating with sound: An ethological perspective 

      Fitch, W Tecumseh (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Due to the high density and importance of speech in most workplaces, practical sonification systems should be designed to complement and synergize with, rather than compete with, language. The multiple-message, high- ...
    • Comparison of auditory, visual, and audio-visual navigation in a 3D space 

      Grohn, Matti; Lokki, Tapio; Takala, Tapio (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      A navigation test was carried out in a spatially immersive virtual environment. The test was a game-like experience where task of subjects was to find as many gates as possible while they navigated through a track guided ...
    • Design considerations for a background auditory display to aid pilot situation awareness 

      Kazem, Mandana L.N.; Noyes, Janet M; Lieven, Nicholas J (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Pilot Situational Awareness (SA), namely, the pilot's ability to accurately perceive, understand and predict events, is an essential requirement of effective decision-making [1]. Good `visibility' of aircraft state and ...
    • Design guidelines for audio representation of graphs and tables 

      Brown, Lorna M; Brewster, Stephen A; Ramloll, Ramesh; Burton, Mike; Riedel, Beate (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      Audio can be used to make visualisations accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The MultiVis Project has carried out research into suitable methods for presenting graphs and tables to blind people through the ...
    • Design process for auditory interfaces 

      Daude, Sylvain; Nigay, Laurence (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      In this paper we present a unified framework for the design of auditory interfaces. We describe the steps of the sonification process and their parameters. The process is modeled as a sequence of transformation functions ...
    • Discriminating visible speech tokens using multi-modality 

      Campbell, Christopher S; Shafae, Michael M; Lodha, Suresh K; Massaro, Dominic W (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Community on Auditory Display, 2003-07)
      We present a multimodal interactive data exploration tool that facilitates discrimination between visible speech tokens. The multimodal tool uses visualization and sonification (non-speech sound) of data. Visible speech ...