Puppet Show System for Children With Hearing Disability: Evaluation of Story Participation Function With Physical Movement

ID: 45728 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Ryohei Egusa, Kobe University, Japan
  2. Tomohiro Nakayama and Takahiro Nakadai, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  3. Fusako Kusunoki, Tama Art University, Japan
  4. Miki Namatame, Tsukuba University of Technology, Japan
  5. Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  6. Shigenori Inagaki, Kobe University, Japan

Friday, April 17 3:20-3:40 PM Location: S2 View on map

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Abstract: In this research, we evaluated Puppet Theater, a puppet show that uses a system based on inclusive design to allow children with and without hearing disabilities to enjoy watching together. Two characteristics of Puppet Theater are use of a dialogue projection function to make a visual rendering in written form of the dialogue, which is delivered as audio information and a story participation function in which children use physical movement to choose the direction for the story’s development. The results of an evaluation study of a group of children with hearing disabilities and a group of normal children showed that the Puppet Theater’s story participation function promoted the story world-perspective and sense of empathy with characters to an equal degree in both groups.

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