Articles by Deborah I. Fels

Fels is a professor at Ryerson University and the head of the Centre for Learning Technologies (CLT). An expert in the field of assistive and adaptive technology, Fels and her research staff and students have been exploring accessible media, specifically enhanced and emotive captioning, and descriptive video since 1995.

Comparing Computer Versus Human Data Collection Methods for Public Usability Evaluations of a Tactile-Audio Display

Abstract We present a public usability study that provides preliminary results on the effectiveness of a universally designed system that conveys music and other sounds into tactile sensations. The system was displayed at a public science museum as part of a larger multimedia exhibit aimed at presenting a youths’ perspective on global warming and the […] [Read More]