Deborah Fels

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Director, Inclusive Media & Design Centre Professor Ted Rogers School of Management Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management Toronto, Ontario dfels@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 557619

Bio/Research

Dr. Fels has a Ph.D in Human Factors from Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is currently employed as a professor in the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, and the Director of the Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University (form...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Fels has a Ph.D in Human Factors from Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is currently employed as a professor in the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, and the Director of the Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). Her research interests involve inclusive design, access to media and technology for people with disabilities and older adults, inclusive video game design and inclusive business.

Current research projects include: 1) emotive captioning and music visualization including software application, EnACT for adding animation to text; 2) audio description including software tool, LiveDescribe and LiveDescribe Web; 3) TerpTube - co-creator for creating online sign language web pages and for sign language interpreter training support tool; and 4) sensory substitution techniques for access to sound and visual information including creation of a vibrotactile system called the Emoti-chair and a vibrotactile music facility, the VibroFusionLab. She is also a professional engineer.


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