CollabAll: Inclusive Discussion Support System For Deaf and Hearing Students

Abstract

Even with advances in technology, group meetings between hearing and deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) students can be challenging for all participants. This paper introduces CollabAll, a system that aims to better facilitate productive meetings between D/HH and hearing students. CollabAll provides D/HH individuals with a mechanism to actively participate in making decisions and getting their point across in team meetings. CollabAll enables every team member to create discussion topics for their meeting, track the person currently communicating and the current topic being discussed along with providing a mechanism for “polite” interruptions. Early feedback from participatory design and focus group studies indicated a positive user experience.

Publication
Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility