Publications



2021

Danielle Bragg, Naomi Caselli, Julie A. Hochgesang, Matt Huenerfauth, Leah Katz-Hernandez, Oscar Koller, Raja Kushalnagar, Christian Vogler, Richard E. Ladner. 2021 (to appear). “The FATE Landscape of Sign Language AI Datasets: An Interdisciplinary Perspective.” ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 43 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3436996
[To appear on ACM Digital Library]

Akhter Al Amin, Abraham Glasser, Raja Kushalnagar, Christian Vogler, Matt Huenerfauth. 2021 (to appear). “Preferences of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Users for Live-TV Caption Appearance.” Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Cham. [peer-reviewed conference paper, published as book chapter]
[To be available from Springer]

Akhter Al Amin, Saad Hassan, Matt Huenerfauth. 2021 (to appear). “Effect of Occlusion on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users’ Perception of Captioned Video Quality.” Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Cham. [peer-reviewed conference paper, published as book chapter]
[To be available from Springer]

Oliver Alonzo, Jessica Trussell, Becca Dingman, Matt Huenerfauth. 2021 (conditionally accepted). “Comparison of Methods for Evaluating Complexity of Simplified Texts among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adults at Different Literacy Levels.” In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'21). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
[To appear on ACM Digital Library]

Akhter Al Amin, Matt Huenerfauth. 2021 (to appear). “Perspectives of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers on Live-TV Caption Quality.” Proceedings of the iConference 2021. Poster Presentation.



2020

Paula Conn, Taylor Gotfrid, Qiwen Zhao, Rachel Celestine, Vaishnavi Manish Mande, Kristen Shinohara, Stephanie Ludi, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Understanding the Motivations of Final-Year Computing Undergraduates for Considering Accessibility.” ACM Transactions on Computing Education 20, 2, Article 15 (May 2020), 22 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3381911
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Jessica Li, Matt Luettgen, Matt Huenerfauth, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Reynold Bailey, Cecilia O. Alm. 2020. “Gaze Guidance for Captioned Videos for DHH Users.” Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Volume 8, California State University, Northridge. http://scholarworks.csun.edu/handle/10211.3/125007
[Available on ScholarWorks]

Peter Yeung, Oliver Alonzo, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Interest and Requirements for Sound-Awareness Technologies among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Users of Assistive Listening Devices.” In: Antona M., Stephanidis C. (eds) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Practice. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12189. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49108-6_11 [peer-reviewed conference paper, published as book chapter]
[Available from Springer]

Oliver Alonzo, Lisa Elliot, Becca Dingman, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Reading Experiences and Interest in Reading-Assistance Tools Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Computing Professionals.” In The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 45, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3373625.3416992 [28% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Qiwen Zhao, Vaishnavi Mande, Paula Conn, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Kristen Shinohara, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Comparison of Methods for Teaching Accessibility in University Computing Courses.” In The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 6, 1–12. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3373625.3417013 [28% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Abraham Glasser, Vaishnavi Mande, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users: Sign Language Conversational User Interfaces.” In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 55, 1–3. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3405755.3406158 [33.3% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Elahe Vahdani, Longlong Jing, Ying-li Tian, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Recognizing American Sign Language Nonmanual Signal Grammar Errors in Continuous Videos.” In Proceedings of the 2020 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2020). [35.6% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available from ICPR]

Saad Hassan, Larwan Berke, Elahe Vahdani, Longlong Jing, Yingli Tian, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “An Isolated-Signing RGBD Dataset of 100 American Sign Language Signs Produced by Fluent ASL Signers.” In Proceedings of the LREC2020 9th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Sign Language Resources in the Service of the Language Community, Technological Challenges and Application Perspectives. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 89–94. https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.signlang-1.14
[Available on the ACL Anthology]

Oliver Alonzo, Matthew Seita, Abraham Glasser, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Automatic Text Simplification Tools for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults: Benefits of Lexical Simplification and Providing Users with Autonomy.” In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'20). New York, ACM. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376563 [24% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Larwan Berke, Matthew Seita, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Users’ Prioritization of Genres of Online Video Content Requiring Accurate Captions.” In Proceedings of the 17th International Web for All Conference - Automation for Accessibility (W4A’20). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3371300.3383337 [41% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Becca Dingman, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Empirical Investigation of Users’ Preferred Timing Parameters for American Sign Language Animations.” In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'20 Extended Abstracts). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3382989 [41.8% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matthew Seita, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Deaf Individuals’ Views on Speaking Behaviors of Hearing Peers when Using an Automatic Captioning App.” In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'20 Extended Abstracts). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3383083 [41.8% paper-acceptance rate]
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Abraham Glasser, Vaishnavi Mande, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “On How Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users Might Use Sign Language Conversational User Interfaces.” Sign Language Recognition, Translation & Production (SLRTP) Workshop, at the 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV’20). Poster Presentation.

Saad Hassan, Oliver Alonzo, Abraham Glasser, Matt Huenerfauth. 2020. “Effect of Ranking and Precision of Results on Users’ Satisfaction with Search-by-Video Sign-Language Dictionaries.” Sign Language Recognition, Translation & Production (SLRTP) Workshop, at the 16th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV’20). Poster Presentation.

Danielle Bragg, Meredith Ringel Morris, Matt Huenerfauth, Christian Vogler, Raja Kushalnagar, Hernisa Kacorri. 2020. “Sign Language Interfaces: Discussing the Field’s Biggest Challenges.” In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3381053
[Available on ACM Digital Library]



2019

Larwan Berke, Matt Huenerfauth, and Kasmira Patel. 2019. Design and Psychometric Evaluation of American Sign Language Translations of Usability Questionnaires. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 12, 2, Article 6 (June 2019), 43 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3314205
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Sushant Kafle and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Predicting the Understandability of Imperfect English Captions for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 12, 2, Article 7 (June 2019), 32 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3325862
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Danielle Bragg, Oscar Koller, Mary Bellard, Larwan Berke, Patrick Boudreault, Annelies Braffort, Naomi Caselli, Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri, Tessa Verhoef, Christian Vogler, Meredith Ringel Morris. 2019 (conditionally accepted). Sign Language Recognition, Generation, and Translation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. In Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Conference acceptance rate of 26%
[ Will be Available on ACM Digital Library]

Sushant Kafle, Peter Yeung and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019 (conditionally accepted). Evaluating the Benefit of Highlighting Key Words in Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Conference acceptance rate of 26%
[Will be Available on ACM Digital Library]

Oliver Alonzo, Abraham Glasser and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019 (conditionally accepted). Effect of Automatic Sign Recognition Performance on the Usability of Video-Based Search Interfaces for Sign Language Dictionaries. In Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
Conference acceptance rate of 26%
[Will be Available on ACM Digital Library]

Sushant Kafle, Cecilia O. Alm, Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Fusion Strategy for Prosodic and Lexical Representations of Word Importance. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2019), Graz, Austria. International Speech Communication Association.
Conference acceptance rate below 50%
[Will be available from ISCA Online]

Larwan Berke, Khaled Albusays, Matthew Seita, Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Preferred Appearance of Captions Generated by Automatic Speech Recognition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19 Extended Abstracts). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW1713, 6 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312921
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Abraham Glasser. 2019. Automatic Speech Recognition Services: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Usability. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper SRC06, 6 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3308461
Conference Award: First Place, Student Research Competition, ACM CHI'19.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Abhishek Mhatre, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Evaluating Sign Language Animation through Models of Eye Movements. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge.
[Available on ScholarWorks]

Sushant Kafle, Cecilia O. Alm, Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Modeling Acoustic-Prosodic Cues for Word Importance Prediction in Spoken Dialogues. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT'19). Collocated with the 2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL'19). Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, June 7, 2019.
[Available on the ACL Anthology]

Utsav Shah, Matthew Seita, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Evaluation of User-Interface Designs for Educational Feedback Software for ASL Students. In: Antona M., Stephanidis C. (eds) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11572. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23560-4_37
[Available from Springer]

Abhishek Kannekanti, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Design and Evaluation of a User-Interface for Authoring Sentences of American Sign Language Animation. In: Antona M., Stephanidis C. (eds) Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11572. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23560-4_19
Conference Award: Best Paper Award, UAHCI 2019.
[Available from Springer]

Matthew Dye, Kim Kurz, Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Sign Language Avatars Activate Phonological and Semantic Representations: Evidence from Working Memory and Priming Paradigms. Paper presented at the 13th Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 13), Hamburg, Germany.
Conference acceptance rate of 6%.

Spandana Jaggumantri, Sedeeq Al-Khazraji, Abraham Glasser, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Designing an Interface to Support the Creation of Animations of Individual ASL Signs. The 6th Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology. Satellite workshop of the 13th conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR13), Hamburg, Germany, September 29, 2019.

Joseph Bochner, Vincent Samar, Emily Prud'hommeaux, Matt Huenerfauth, Max Coppock. 2019. Categorical Perception in Cochlear Implant Users with Early-Onset Profound Deafness. Poster presented at the 31st American Psychological Society Annual Convention (APS'19), May 23-26, 2019, Washington, D.C., USA.

Sushant Kafle and Matt Huenerfauth. 2019. Usability Evaluation of Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. SIGACCESS Accessible Computing, 122, Article 1 (October 2018). ACM, New York, NY, USA. http://www.sigaccess.org/newsletter/2018-10/kafle.html
[Available on ACM SIGACCESS Website]

Abraham Glasser. 2019. Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). ADEPT Accessibility Briefs, Accessible Design of Engineered Products and Technology (ADEPT). https://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/accessengineering/adept/adept-accessibility-briefs/accessibility-deaf-and-hard-hearing-dhh



2018

Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Larwan Berke, Sushant Kafle, Peter Yeung and Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Realistic Animations. In Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 259-270. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3236356
Conference acceptance rate of 26%
Conference Award: Best Paper Award, ASSETS 2018.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matthew Seita, Khaled Albusays, Sushant Kafle, Michael Stinson and Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. Behavioral Changes in Speakers who are Automatically Captioned in Meetings with Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Peers. In Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 68-80. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3234695.3236355
Conference acceptance rate of 26%
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Sedeeq Al-khazraji. 2018. Using Data-Driven Approach for Modeling Timing Parameters of American Sign Language. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 497-500. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3242969.3264965
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Yuancheng Ye, Yingli Tian, Matt Huenerfauth, and Jingya Liu. 2018. Recognizing American Sign Language Gestures from within Continuous Videos. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures (AMFG), The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, 2018, pp. 2064-2073.
[Available on CvPR 2018 Open Access]

Larwan Berke, Sushant Kafle, Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. Methods for Evaluation of Imperfect Captioning Tools by Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Users at Different Reading Literacy Levels. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 91, 12 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173665
Conference Award: Honorable Mention (top 5% of submissions), CHI 2018.
Conference acceptance rate of 25%
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Stephanie Ludi, Matt Huenerfauth, Vicki L. Hanson, Nidhi Palan, and Paula Garcia. 2018. Teaching Inclusive Thinking to Undergraduate Students in Computing Programs. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 717-722. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3159450.3159512
Conference acceptance rate of 35%
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Sushant Kafle, Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. A Corpus for Modeling Word Importance in Spoken Dialogue Transcripts. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan.
[Available on ACL Anthology]

Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Sushant Kafle, Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. Modeling and Predicting the Location of Pauses for the Generation of Animations of American Sign Language. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Involving the Language Community, The 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan.
[Available from the European Language Resources Association]

Dhananjai Hariharan, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. Evaluation of an English Word Look-Up Tool for Web-Browsing with Sign Language Video for Deaf Readers. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Methods, Technologies, and Users. UAHCI 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 10907, pages 205-215. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92049-8_15
[Available on Springerlink]

Jigar Gohel, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Matt Huenerfauth. 2018. Modeling the Use of Space for Pointing in American Sign Language Animation. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge.
[Available on ScholarWorks]



2017

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth, Sarah Ebling, Kasmira Patel, Kellie Menzies, Mackenzie Willard. 2017. "Regression Analysis of Demographic and Technology Experience Factors Influencing Acceptance of Sign Language Animation." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 10, 1, Article 3 (April 2017), 33 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3046787
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matt Huenerfauth, Elaine Gale, Brian Penly, Sree Pillutla, Mackenzie Willard, Dhananjai Hariharan. 2017. "Evaluation of Language Feedback Methods for Student Videos of American Sign Language." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. 10, 1, Article 2 (April 2017), 30 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3046788
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Kevin Rathbun, Larwan Berke, Christopher Caulfield, Michael Stinson, Matt Huenerfauth. 2017. Eye Movements of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Viewers of Automatic Captions. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge.
[Available on ScholarWorks]

Sushant Kafle and Matt Huenerfauth. 2017. Evaluating the Usability of Automatically Generated Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 165-174. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132542
Conference Award: Best Paper Award, ASSETS 2017.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matt Huenerfauth, Kasmira Patel, and Larwan Berke. 2017. Design and Psychometric Evaluation of an American Sign Language Translation of the System Usability Scale. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 175-184. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132540
Conference Award: Best Paper Finalist (top 5% of submissions), ASSETS 2017.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Larwan Berke, Christopher Caulfield, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2017. Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Perspectives on Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 155-164. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132541
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Khaled Albusays, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2017. Interviews and Observation of Blind Software Developers at Work to Understand Code Navigation Challenges. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 91-100. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3132550
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Nidhi Rajendra Palan, Vicki L. Hanson, Matt Huenerfauth, and Stephanie Ludi. 2017. Teaching Inclusive Thinking in Undergraduate Computing. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 399-400. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3134808
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Michael Stinson, James Mallory, Lisa Elliot, Michael Stinson, Donna Easton, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2017. Field Study of Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Facilitate Communication between Deaf Students and Hearing Customers. NTID Scholarship Symposium, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY, January 12, 2017.
[Available online]

Lisa Elliot, Michael Stinson, Donna Easton, James Mallory, and Matt Huenerfauth. 2017. Communication Strategies in the Workplace Survey. NTID Scholarship Symposium, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY, January 12, 2017.
[Available online]

Larwan Berke, Sushant Kafle, Christopher Caulfield, Matt Huenerfauth, and Michael Stinson. 2017. Making the Best of Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings. NTID Scholarship Symposium, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY, January 12, 2017.
[Available online]



2016

Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri. 2016. Eyetracking Metrics Related to Subjective Assessments of ASL Animations. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge.
[Available on ScholarWorks]

Hernisa Kacorri and Matt Huenerfauth. 2016. Continuous Profile Models in ASL Syntactic Facial Expression Synthesis. Proceedings of the 54rd Annual Meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL '16). Association for Computational Linguistics, Stroudsburg, PA, USA.
[Available on ACL Anthology]

Lisa Elliot, Michael Stinson, James Mallory, Donna Easton, Matt Huenerfauth. 2016. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals’ Perceptions of Communication with Hearing Colleagues in Small Groups. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 271-272. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2982142.2982198
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Available on Scholarworks]

Sushant Kafle, Matt Huenerfauth. 2016. Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), INTERSPEECH 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA.
[Available on Scholarworks]

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth. 2016. Selecting Exemplar Recordings of American Sign Language Non-Manual Expressions for Animation Synthesis Based on Manual Sign Timing. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), INTERSPEECH 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA.
[Available on Scholarworks]

Chenyang Zhang, Yingli Tian, Matt Huenerfauth. 2016. Multi-Modality American Sign Language Recognition. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016), Phoenix, Arizona, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2016.7532886
[Available on IEEE Explorer] [Available on Scholarworks]

Mark Dilsizian, Zhiqiang Tang, Dimitris Metaxas, Matt Huenerfauth, Carol Neidle. 2016. The Importance of 3D Motion Trajectories for Computer-based Sign Recognition. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, The 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, Slovenia.
[Available on Scholarworks]

Hernisa Kacorri, Ali Raza Syed, Matt Huenerfauth, Carol Neidle. 2016. Centroid-Based Exemplar Selection of ASL Non-Manual Expressions using Multidimensional Dynamic Time Warping and MPEG4 Features. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, The 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portoroz, Slovenia.
[Available on Scholarworks]

Hernisa Kacorri. 2016. Data-Driven Synthesis and Evaluation of Syntactic Facial Expressions in American Sign Language Animation. Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science, City University of New York.
[Available on CUNY Academicworks]



2015

Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri. 2015. Best Practices for Conducting Evaluations of Sign Language Animation. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Volume 3, September 2015, California State University, Northridge.
[Available on ScholarWorks]

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth. 2015. Comparison of Finite-Repertoire and Data-Driven Facial Expressions for Sign Language Avatars. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, Access to Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume 9176, pp. 393-403. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
[Available from Springer]

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth, Sarah Ebling, Kasmira Patel, Mackenzie Willard. 2015. Demographic and Experiential Factors Influencing Acceptance of Sign Language Animation by Deaf Users. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'16). Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM Press.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matt Huenerfauth, Elaine Gale, Brian Penly, Mackenzie Willard, Dhananjai Hariharan. 2015. Comparing Methods of Displaying Language Feedback for Student Videos of American Sign Language. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'16). Lisbon, Portugal. New York: ACM Press.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matt Huenerfauth, Pengfei Lu, Hernisa Kacorri. 2015. Synthesizing and Evaluating Animations of American Sign Language Verbs Modeled from Motion-Capture Data. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany.
[Available on the ACL Anthology]

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth. 2015. Evaluating a Dynamic Time Warping Based Scoring Algorithm for Facial Expressions in ASL Animations. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany.
[Available on the ACL Anthology]

Sarah Ebling, Matt Huenerfauth. 2015. Bridging the gap between sign language machine translation and sign language animation using sequence classification. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), INTERSPEECH 2015, Dresden, Germany.
[Available on the ACL Anthology]

Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri. 2015. Best Practices for Conducting Evaluations of Sign Language Animation. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Volume 3, September 2015, California State University, Northridge.
[Available Online Open-Access]

Matt Huenerfauth, Elaine Gale, Brian Penly, Mackenzie Willard, Dhananjai Hariharan. 2015. Designing Tools to Facilitate Students Learning American Sign Language. Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, New York, USA. November 10, 2015. Poster Presentation.
Finalist for Best Poster Award 2015
[Available on Scholarworks]

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth, Sarah Ebling, Kasmira Patel, Mackenzie Willard, Kellie Menzies. 2015. Measuring Participant Characteristics that Relate to Sign Language Technology Acceptance. Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, New York, USA. November 10, 2015. Poster Presentation.
[Available on Scholarworks]

Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri. 2015. Augmenting EMBR Virtual Human Animation System with MPEG-4 Controls for Producing ASL Facial Expressions. The Fifth International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT), Paris, France, April 9-10, 2015.
[Official PDF]

Allen V.R. Harper. 2015. Eye Tracking and Performance Evaluation: Automatic Detection of User Outcomes. Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science, City University of New York.
[Available on CUNY Academicworks]



2014

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2014. Collecting and Evaluating the CUNY ASL Corpus for Research on American Sign Language Animation. Computer Speech & Language. Volume 28, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages 812–831. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.csl.2013.10.004
[Available from Science Direct] [Unofficial Preprint PDF]

Hernisa Kacorri, Allen Harper, Matt Huenerfauth. 2014. Measuring the Perception of Facial Expressions in American Sign Language Animations with Eye Tracking. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8516, pp. 549-559. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
[Available from Springer] [Unofficial Preprint PDF]

Hernisa Kacorri, Matt Huenerfauth. 2014. Implementation and evaluation of animation controls sufficient for conveying ASL facial expressions. In Proceedings of The 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'14). Rochester, New York, USA. New York: ACM Press.
[Available on the ACM Digital Library]

Matt Huenerfauth. 2014. Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language. In Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, NY, USA, June 2014. Rochester Institute of Technology.
[Available from ScholarWorks] [Official PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri. 2014. Release of Experimental Stimuli and Questions for Evaluating Facial Expressions in Animations of American Sign Language. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel, The 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), Reykjavik, Iceland.
[Unofficial Preprint PDF] [Available from Workshop Website]

Joshua Waxman. 2014. Systematic Comparison Of Cross-Lingual Projection Techniques For Low-Density Nlp Under Strict Resource Constraints. Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science, City University of New York. Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present. Paper 395. http://works.gc.cuny.edu/etd/395
[Available on CUNY Academic Works]

Pengfei Lu. 2014. Data-driven synthesis of animations of spatially inflected american sign language verbs using human data. Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science, City University of New York. ISBN: 978-1-303-73871-5
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Available on ProQuest]



2013

Hernisa Kacorri, Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2013. Effect of Displaying Human Videos During an Evaluation Study of American Sign Language Animation. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. Volume 5, Issue 2, Article 4 (October 2013), 31 pages. DOI=10.1145/2517038
[Available on ACM Digital Library.] [Unofficial Preprint PDF.]

Hernisa Kacorri, Allen Harper, Matt Huenerfauth. 2013. Comparing Native Signers Perception of American Sign Language Animations and Videos via Eye Tracking. In Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 9, 8 pages. DOI=10.1145/2513383.2513441
[Available on ACM Digital Library.] [Unofficial Preprint PDF.]

Hernisa Kacorri, Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2013. Evaluating Facial Expressions in American Sign Language Animations for Accessible Online Information. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8009, 2013, pp 510-519.
[Available on Springerlink] [Unofficial Preprint PDF.]

Hernisa Kacorri. 2013. Models of linguistic facial expressions for American Sign Language animation, ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, Issue 105, January 2013, pages 19-23
[Available on ACM Digital Library]



2012

Pengfei Lu and Hernisa Kacorri. 2012. Effect Of Presenting Video As A Baseline During An American Sign Language Animation User Study. The 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2012), Boulder, Colorado, USA. New York: ACM Press.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Pengfei Lu. 2012. Effect of Spatial Reference and Verb Infection on the Usability of American Sign Language Animations. Universal Access in the Information Society: Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 2012), pages 169-184. doi: 10.1007/s10209-011-0247-7.
[Unofficial Preprint PDF.] [Available on Springerlink.]

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2012. Learning a Vector-Based Model of American Sign Language Inflecting Verbs from Motion-Capture Data. Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), The 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. East Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
[Available on the ACL Anthology] [Unofficial Preprint PDF.]

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2012. CUNY American Sign Language Motion-Capture Corpus: First Release. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Interactions between Corpus and Lexicon, The 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), Istanbul, Turkey.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF.]



2011

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2011. Synthesizing American Sign Language Spatially Inflected Verbs from Motion-Capture Data. The Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT), The 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2011), Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Pengfei Lu and Andrew Rosenberg. 2011. Evaluating Importance of Facial Expression in American Sign Language and Pidgin Signed English Animations. The 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2011), Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom. New York: ACM Press.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2011. Collecting an American Sign Language Corpus through the Participation of Native Signers. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI). Orlando, Florida, USA. July 2011.
[Available on Springerlink.] [Adobe Acrobat PDF.]

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2011. Data-Driven Synthesis of Spatially Inflected Verbs for American Sign Language Animation. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. Volume 4 Issue 1, November 2011. New York: ACM Press. 29 pages.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]



2010

Martin Jansche, Lijun Feng, Matt Huenerfauth. 2010. Reading Difficulty in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Analysis with a Hierarchical Latent Trait Model. The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2010), Poster Session, Orlando, Florida, USA. New York: ACM Press, pp. 277-278.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Pengfei Lu. 2010. Modeling and Synthesizing Spatially Inflected Verbs for American Sign Language Animations. In Proceedings of The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2010), Orlando, Florida, USA. New York: ACM Press.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Lijun Feng, Martin Jansche, Matt Huenerfauth, Noémie Elhadad. 2010. A Comparison of Features for Automatic Readability Assessment. In Proceedings of The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), Beijing, China.
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Also on: ACL Anthology.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Pengfei Lu. 2010. Accurate and Accessible Motion-Capture Glove Calibration for Sign Language Data Collection. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 3, Number 1, Article 2. New York: ACM Press. 32 pages.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth. 2010. Participation of High School and Undergraduate Students who are Deaf in Research on American Sign Language Animation. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing newsletter. New York: ACM Press. Issue 97 (June 2010).
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2010. Collecting a Motion-Capture Corpus of American Sign Language for Data-Driven Generation Research, Proceedings of the First Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), Human Language Technologies: The 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (HLT-NAACL 2010), Los Angeles, CA, USA. East Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics.
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Also on: ACL Anthology.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Pengfei Lu. 2010. Eliciting Spatial Reference for a Motion-Capture Corpus of American Sign Language Discourse, Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Signed Languages: Corpora and Sign Language Technologies, The 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2010), Valetta, Malta.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth. 2010. Representing American Sign Language Classifier Predicates Using Spatially Parameterized Planning Templates. In M.T. Banich and D. Caccamise (eds), Generalization of Knowledge: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Psychology Press.
[Available from Psychology Press.] [Available on Amazon.] [Available on iBooks.]

Lijun Feng. 2010. Automatic readability assessment. Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science, City University of New York. ISBN: 978-1-124-28999-1
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Available on ProQuest]

Pengfei Lu. 2010. Modeling animations of American Sign Language verbs through motion-capture of native ASL signers, ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, Issue 96, January 2010, pages 41-45
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Lijun Feng. 2010. Automatic Readability Assessment. Doctoral Dissertation, Computer Science, City University of New York.
[Available on CUNY Academicworks]



2009

Matt Huenerfauth, Lijun Feng, Noemie Elhadad. 2009. Comparing Evaluation Techniques for Text Readability Software for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. In Proceedings of the 11th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2009), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Pengfei Lu, Matt Huenerfauth. 2009. Accessible Motion-Capture Glove Calibration Protocol for Recording Sign Language Data from Deaf Subjects. In Proceedings of the 11th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2009), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth. 2009. Improving Spatial Reference in American Sign Language Animation through Data Collection from Native ASL Signers. International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI). San Diego, CA. July 2009. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), Universal Access in HCI, Part III, HCII 2009, LNCS 5616, pp. 530–539, 2009. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
[Available via Springerlink.] [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth. 2009. A Linguistically Motivated Model for Speed and Pausing in Animations of American Sign Language. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (journal). Volume 2, Number 2, Article 9.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Lijun Feng, Noemie Elhadad, Matt Huenerfauth. 2009. Cognitively Motivated Features for Readability Assessment, Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2009), Athens, Greece.
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Also on: ACL Anthology.]

Matt Huenerfauth and Vicki L. Hanson.  2009.  Sign Language in the Interface: Access for Deaf Signers.  To appear in C. Stephanidis (Ed.), The Universal Access Handbook. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF] [Available from CRC Press.] [Available on CRCnetBase.] [Available on Amazon.]

Lijun Feng. 2009. Automatic readability assessment for people with intellectual disabilities, ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, Issue 93, January 2009, pages 84-91
[Available on ACM Digital Library]



2008

Matt Huenerfauth. 2008. "Evaluation of a Psycholinguistically Motivated Timing Model for Animations of American Sign Language." The 10th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2008), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth. 2008. "Spatial, Temporal, and Semantic Models for American Sign Language Generation: Implications for Gesture Generation." International Journal of Semantic Computing. Volume 2, Number 1.
[Available on WorldScientific] [Journal homepage.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Liming Zhou, Erdan Gu and Jan Allbeck. 2008. "Evaluation of American Sign Language Generation by Native ASL Signers." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (journal). Volume 1, Number 1, Article 3.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2008.  Generating American Sign Language Animation: Overcoming Misconceptions and Technical Challenges.  Universal Access in the Information Society (journal), Volume 6, Number 4.
[Available on Springerlink.]



2007

Matt Huenerfauth, Liming Zhou, Erdan Gu and Jan Allbeck.  2007.  Evaluating American Sign Language Generation Through the Participation of Native ASL Signers.   Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS-2007. Tempe, Arizona, USA. October 2007.
Conference Award: ACM SIGACCESS Best Technical Paper Award, 2007.
[Available on ACM Digital Library.]

Matt Huenerfauth, Liming Zhou, Erdan Gu and Jan Allbeck.  2007.  Design and Evaluation of an American Sign Language Generator.  45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Workshop on Embodied Language Processing. Prague, Czech Republic. June 2007.
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Also: ACL Anthology.]



2006

Matt Huenerfauth.  2006.  Representing Coordination and Non-Coordination in American Sign Language Animations.  Behaviour & Information Technology (journal), Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 285-295.
[Available from Taylor & Francis]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2006.  Generating American Sign Language Classifier Predicates For English-To-ASL Machine Translation.  Doctoral Dissertation, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]



2005

Matt Huenerfauth.  2005.  Representing Coordination and Non-Coordination in an American Sign Language Animation.  The 7th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2005), Baltimore, MD, USA.
Conference Award: ACM SIGACCESS Best Technical Paper Award, 2005.
[Available on ACM Digital Library]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2005.  American Sign Language Spatial Representations for an Accessible User-Interface.  3rd International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Las Vegas, NV, USA.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2005.  American Sign Language Generation: Multimodal NLG with Multiple Linguistic Channels.  Student Research Workshop, The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Also: ACL Anthology]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2005.  American Sign Language Natural Language Generation and Machine Translation.  ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing. New York: ACM Press. Issue 81 (January 2005).
[Available on ACM Digital Library]



2004

Matt Huenerfauth.  2004.  Spatial and Planning Models of ASL Classifier Predicates for Machine Translation.  The 10th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI 2004). Baltimore, MD, USA.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2004.  American Sign Language Natural Language Generation and Machine Translation.  The 6th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2004), Doctoral Consortium Presentation and Poster Session. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Conference Award: Best Doctoral Candidate, Delivered Closing Plenary Address
Abstract: [Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2004.  Spatial Representation of Classifier Predicates for Machine Translation into American Sign Language.  Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Signed Languages, 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004), Lisbon, Portugal.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

Matt Huenerfauth.  2004.  A Multi-Path Architecture for Machine Translation of English Text into American Sign Language Animation.  In the proceedings of the Student Workshop at the Human Language Technology conference / North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting (HLT-NAACL 2004), Boston, MA, USA.
[Available on ACM Digital Library] [Also: ACL Anthology]



2003

Matt Huenerfauth.  2003.  A Survey and Critique of American Sign Language Natural Language Generation and Machine Translation Systems.  Technical Report MS-CIS-03-32, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF]

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