Friday, April 17
3:20-3:40 PM

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

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

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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