Call for Participants 2018

Dyslexia Research: Searching for participants

With your collaboration, you would help my research immensely. The goal of our research is to contribute to the development of support tools for dyslexia in English.

Participants play for 5-10 minutes the game DGames (see Screenshot). This game explores how children with and without dyslexia perceive musical and visual elements.

Children at the age of 7 till 12 with or without dyslexia can easily participate in this online study. Only a computer or tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.

Please if you would like to participate – leave your contact details and I will send you the invitation. Duration only 5 – 10 Minutes.

 

 

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Confidentiality

The data for the analysis is pseudonymized. The data will not be given to a third person. By participating in this research, you agree that Universitat Pompeu Fabra will publish the study results. This includes, for example, the results of the game or the interaction with the game. Therefore the data will be first anonymized. After that, the data will be analyzed and published. Within the possibilities, the article of the analysis for the study can be sent to you via the newsletter. Your personal information will not be published. This includes for example name or Email address.

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The project has been awarded with the German Reading Award 2017.

The prototype was designed with the help of five children and five parents who tested the game and the results of the usability study have been presented 2017 at the research conference Web for all (W4A) in Australia.

The previous study results will be presented this year on the Web for all (W4A) in Lyon, France.

Rauschenberger, M., Rello, L., Baeza-Yates, R., & Bigham, J. P. (2018). Towards language independent detection of dyslexia with a web-based game. In W4A ’18: The Internet of Accessible Things. Lyon, France. http://doi.org/10.1145/3192714.3192816

 

Why do I do that?

bioPicMRaMy name is Maria Rauschenberger and I was detected with dyslexia in the second grade. Since then I successfully achieved my A-Level / Highschool in 2006, graduated my Bachelor of Engineering in 2010 and graduated the Master of Science in 2015. I know how hard it is and how much effort it takes to compensate dyslexia. I know personally more people who have succeeded with dyslexia and have made a success of their lives. I want this possibility for everyone with dyslexia and therefore we need early detection. I want to create support to screen children in an easy and fun way. That’s why I am investigating possibilities with new technologies to screen children. You would really help me to achieve this goal — when you take part in my online study and play the game. Thank you.

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Awarded with fem:talent Scholarship

Maria Rauschenberger is awarded wth the fem:talent Scholarship 2017 for her research on Dyslexia.

17.11.2017, Emden.

The University of Applied Science Emden/Leer has awarded for the second time promising students and Ph.D. fellows with the fem:talent Scholarship. The students have to already succeed in their field of expertise or are expected to succeed in the future. The fem:talent Scholarship provides a financial support for a year and a pool to exchange ideas and support.

Maria Rauschenberger  has received the fem:talent Scholarship twice for her research on “playful and early approach to screen children with dyslexia while playing a game”. She will be continuing her work in the next year. “I am very happy to be supported from Emden for the next phase of my Ph.D. topic. This will be hopefully very helpful for  children with dyslexia in the future.” 

2.April. 2018 Update: After the evaluation of the first half, also the second half of the  fem:talent Scholarship (from University of Applied Science Emden/Leer) has been granted.

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v.l.n.r. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kreutz (Präsident University of Applied Science Emden/Leer ), Maria Rauschenberger, Jutta Dehoff-Zuch (Central equality officer)

Do you wanna support the research on Dyslexia?

The research project is looking for children between 8 and 12 years old with dyslexia and without dyslexia. Only a computer or a tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.

 

 

Participants can be native speakers of English, Spanish or German.

 

Maria’s advisors are Ricardo Baeza-Yates Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CTO of NTENT and Luz Rello Special Faculty en Cargenie Mellon University & Fundadora de Change Dyslexia. Also, special thanks to Prof. Dr. Jörg Thomaschewski from the University of Applied Science for his mentoring.

Press release:

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Presse release from the University of Applied Science Emden/Leer, http://www.hs-emden-leer.de/

— 21.11.2017, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

We are nominated for the German Reading Awared

Our Game and Approach are nominated for the German Reading Award “Deutscher Lesepreis 2017”. Out of 281 are we under the last 36 projects from all over Germany. We have been nominated in the category ideas for tomorrow “Ideen für morgen”.

Oldenburg/Barcelona 16.09.2017.

Our Game and Approach are nominated for the German Reading Award “Deutscher Lesepreis 2017”. Out of 281 are we under the last 36 projects from all over Germany. We have been nominated in the category ideas for tomorrow “Ideen für morgen”.

The foundation Stiftung Lesen  and the patroness Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Minister of State Prof. Monika Grütters are awarding in four different categories for the support of reading!

https://www.stiftunglesen.de/presseservice/pressemitteilungen/917

German website version

 

 

Dyslexia Research: Searching for participants

With your collaboration, you would help our research immensely. The goal of our research is to contribute to the development of support tools for dyslexia in English. Screenshot 2017-02-22 17.05.54

Participants would have to play for 5-10 minutes the game MusVis (see Screenshot). This game explores how musical and visual elements have an impact on children with and, without dyslexia. We are looking for children between 8 and 11 years old. Only a desktop or laptop computer OR tablet, headphones, and Internet are needed.

Please if you would like to participate – leave your contact details and we contact you with the study details. Duration only 5 – 10 Minutes.

 

 

The project has been awarded with the German Reading Award 2017.

The prototype was designed with the help of five children and five parents who tested the game and the results of the usability study have been presented this year at the research conference Web for all (W4A) in Australia in April.