A4 Article in conference proceedings
Interpreting Behaviour and Emotions for People with Deafblindness

List of Authors: Riitta Lahtinen, Stina Ojala
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Book title *: WIS 2018: Well-Being in the Information Society. Fighting Inequalities
Journal name in source: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Title of series: Communications in Computer and Information Science
Volume number: 907
ISBN: 978-3-319-97930-4
eISBN: 978-3-319-97931-1
ISSN: 1865-0929


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.

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