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Participation in a Tactile Communication Experiment and Demonstration of the HaptiComm (Haptic Communication Device)

Seeking participants for an experiment investigating the recognition of emotions during tactile communication.

Participants will receive $20 in thanks for their participation. Seeking Deaf, blind, and Deafblind Individuals as well as Sign Language Interpreters, Communication-Guides, support staff and non-signer participants.

Would you like to take part in research looking into the recognition of emotions in tactile communication techniques? A short experiment between 45 minutes and 2 hours in length (if you wish to partake more than once) involving the simple task of identifying the emotion an interpreter is trying to indicate without the use of a shortcut (eg the interpreter cannot use a sign for happy).

Various pairs between Deafblind, Deaf, blind individuals, Interpreters, Comm-Guides, care/support workers, and non-signers are possible.

A demonstration of HaptiComm will also be available during the day*

When?

Thursday, 8th August 
From 10am - 5pm

Location :

Tactile Terps/Auslan Terps office:

Suit 3/246 PACIFIC HIGHWAY, CROWS NEST, NSW 2065

The experiment on Tactile Emotional Perception will ALSO take place on:

Friday 9th August
3pm -6pm

DBA(NSW) office:

29 BURWOOD ROAD, CONCORD, NSW 2137

Please contact Amy at tactile.terps@gmail.com or 0401 18 32 32 to RSVP and indicate your preferred time of participation.

* Due to prohibitive costs the HaptiComm will no longer be able to be demonstrated at the Deafblind International Conference on the Gold Coast, Australia 2019.

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 Hunter Deafblind Group launched two locally made videos on Thursday August 9, 2018. 

View them here
youtu.be/WgYht3xe-Lc
youtu.be/vGqm5ciIe30

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