Development and preliminary results of the University of Salford media Accessibility and hearing Impairment Database (U-SAID)

Ward, L, Shirley, BG ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9634-4489 and Davies, WJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5835-7489 2018, Development and preliminary results of the University of Salford media Accessibility and hearing Impairment Database (U-SAID) , in: Reproduced Sound 2018 : putting sound in its place, 27th-29th November 2018, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

Recent technological advances in object-based broadcasting present the opportunity to improve broadcast accessibility, particularly for the 11 million people in the UK with hearing impairment. Taking advantage of this opportunity is important given the key social role television plays, especially for older people. To best exploit this opportunity, a greater understanding is required of the relationship between different types of hearing impairment and the specific barriers to broadcast access they present. To begin deconstructing this relationship the University of Salford has assembled a database, which this paper describes. This database compromises of comprehensive data about individuals’ hearing loss as well as quantitative and qualitative data about their experience with television speech. This paper describes the databases’ development and methodology, as well as preliminary results from the first 13 data-sets. Potential applications and plans for its open source released will also be outlined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Reproduced Sound 2018 : putting sound in its place
Publisher: Institute of Acoustics (IOA)
Series Name: Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics
ISBN: 9781510875418
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Ben Shirley
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 13:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 14:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62739

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