Performance evaluation of sonification concept for dyslexia

Yeoh, Pui Yeng (2016) Performance evaluation of sonification concept for dyslexia. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

Sonification is merely a new research field. It is defined as the representation of data or information using non-speech sound. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that causes a person who has dyslexia to have problems in reading, writing, spelling or manipulating numbers even though they have normal intelligence and were exposed to sufficient education and training. This research aims to find out whether sonification concept can be used in the design of assistive tools for dyslexic students. Before any sonification based assistive tools can be designed, it is important to understand the fundamental issues, which are the listening performances of dyslexic peoples. Based on the tasks used in measuring usability properties of sonification applications, a listening test experimental design was developed and the performance results were analyzed. The overall results show that people who have dyslexia can be concluded as equivalent to normal people in performing general tasks in sonification concepts. However, there are some interesting results that might need to be taken into consideration for future research enhancements.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sonification, dyslexic students, assistive tools
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Computing and Informatics
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 06:21
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 06:21
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17748

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