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Gamification project to assist hearing access

Ideas for Ears is collaborating with researchers at University of Dundee on the development of a digital tool that will help to make group discussions more accessible to those with hearing loss. It is also expected to have benefits that extend beyond those with hearing loss.

The project involves use of highly innovative gamification techniques to model how people behave and communicate and to look at how technology can be used to alleviate challenges and problems that arise.  ‘Gamification’ describes the application of typical elements of game playing to other areas of activity.

Researchers from the University’s Computing department will work with the organisation to investigate hearing access issues that arise particularly in events or workshops where multiple group discussions take place at the same time and often in the same room or space.

The aim is to help organisers and facilitators deliver discussions that are more accessible, fair, productive and representative.

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