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Requirements of deaf user of information visualization. An interdisciplinary approach

: Burmeister, D.


IEEE Computer Society:
Seventh International Conference on Information Visualization. Proceedings : An International Conference on Computer Visualization & Graphics Applications
Los Alamitos, Calif.: IEEE Computer Society, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1988-1
International Conference on Information Visualization (IV) <7, 2003, London>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IGD ()
Information visualization; social development; computer mediated knowledge Acquisition

In literature exist many links to translation of speech into sign language and links to gesturing with avatars. But the author cannot get any link to a visualization of background knowledge which deaf people are lacking. The author himself is hearing impaired. Therefore he knows of the importance of a good visualization of information needed to get the correct mental model. In this paper he claims that gesturing with avatars should be supplemented by visualization of background-knowledge. Based on the distinction between data, information and knowledge it is shown that efforts must be directed toward the visualization of complex, interlaced and situation-aware data to get the requirements of deaf people in a right manner.