Danny Roush, Eastern Kentucky University and Tara Stevens, EKU & Gallaudet University

This presentation outlined the TerpTube resource which is being developed as a way to try to mind the gap between graduation and work readiness.

TerpTube project partners

Eastern Kentucky University promote equality of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people and their diverse communities
Ryerson University in Toronto has complimentary mission

Need based on Growth and Demand for Interpreter Services

Ryerson partnered with SignLink Studio software and so this is being used for being able to upload and create synced comments within videos.

Sample of TerpTube interface

TerpTube interface
The interface here shows how certain comments are linked to time periods within the video.  Notice how the arrow is hovering over a red bar on the time line and the upper comment is highlighted with a red border.  The student is then able to see that the video comment there is associated with what took place in that time frame of the video.  Users are able to create their own comments (both video and text) as well as draw from a library of videos that address common themes.

Usability Survey

Tested on EKU campus with team from Ryerson University

What was learned…

Future Directions:

More Resources

For more information about the TerpTube project, contact daniel.roush@eku.edu.