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A tool for improving image descriptions: Description templates

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Presented at CSUN 2014, this project is a a contracted endeavor through Benetech's DIAGRAM Center. These slides represent Year 2's work in developing a template-guided system to assist and crowd source novice individuals to create high quality image descriptions.

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A tool for improving image descriptions: Description templates

  1. 1. DIAGRAM Center’s Tools for Improving Image Descriptions: Description Templates #CSUN14 Josh Miele, Ting Siu, Val Morash, Lucia Hasty, and Steve Landau for Touch Graphics, Inc. @TouchGraphicsUS
  2. 2. Pearson subject Total images No description needed Needing description Majors Biology 2005 270 87% Intro Psych 525 90 83% US History 1226 420 66% US Government 352 46 87% Communication 154 42 73% Interpersonal Communication 176 39 78% Intro to SPED 176 150 15% Ed Psych 175 120 31% Ed Research 53 16 70%
  3. 3. Description Template Tool: Venn Diagram, Pie Chart, Line Graph
  4. 4. Evaluation Experiment Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 n = 20 with template without template
  5. 5. Evaluation Experiment With Template Without Template Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 10 observations ●  Time ●  Word Count ●  Accuracy ●  Usefulness Analysis: ●  ANOVA ●  Post Hoc T- Tests
  6. 6. Project collaborators: ●  Josh Miele, Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Center ●  Steve Landau, Touch Graphics, Inc. ●  Lucia Hasty, Rocky Mountain Braille Associates ●  Yue-Ting Siu, University of California, Berkeley ●  Val Morash, University of California, Berkeley Project Management for Benetech ●  Julie Noblitt, DIAGRAM Center ●  Anh Bui, DIAGRAM Center This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (Cooperative Agreement #H327B100001). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.
  7. 7. For further information please contact: Steve Landau email: sl@touchgraphics.com phone: 800-884-2440 To register as a field tester in upcoming user trials please contact: Ting Siu email: ts@touchgraphics.com For more information about DIAGRAM Center, please contact: Anh Bui email: anhb@benetech.org phone: 650-644-3400

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