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Journal Publications

  1. Naraine, M., Whitfield, M., Fels, D.I. (2017). Who’s devising your theatre experience? A director’s approach to inclusive theatre for blind and low vision theatregoers. Visual Communication, published online at

  2. Seaborn, K., Fels, D. I., Bajko, R., & Hodson, J. (2017). Gamifying the media classroom: Instructor perspectives and the multidimensional impact of gamification on student engagement. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 7(4), pg. 22-49.

  3. Bajko, R. Hodson, J., Seaborn, K., Livingstone, P, Fels, D.I. (2016). Edugamifying Media Studies: Student Engagement, Enjoyment, and Interest in Two Multimedia and Social Media Undergraduate Classrooms. Information Systems Education Journal, 14(6), 55-62.

  4. Seaborn, K., Edey, J., Dolinar, G., Whitfield, M., Gardner, P., Branje, C., & Fels, D. I. (2016). Accessible play in everyday spaces: Mixed reality gaming for adult powered chair users. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 23(2), Article 12.*

  5. Seaborn, K., Pennefather, P., & Fels, D. I. (2016). “Learn what we’re going through”: attitudes of older powered chair users towards mixed reality games that involve power mobility. Universal Access in the Information Society, 15(4), 699-711.*

  6. Seaborn, K, Fels, D.I. (2015). Gamification in Theory and Action: A Survey. International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 74 (Feb). 15-31.*

  7. Hibbard, E., & Fels, D. I. (2014) Answering a PhD qualifying exam in ASL: One person's experience. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 28, 3.

  8. Branje, C., Fels, D.I. (2014). Playing vibrotactile music: A comparison between the Vibrochord and a piano keyboard. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 72. 431-439.*

  9. Branje, C., Nespoil, G., Russo, F., & Fels, D. I. (2014). The effect of vibrotactile stimulation on the emotional response to horror films. Computers in Entertainment (CIE), 11(1), 5-18.

  10. Webster, G., Fels, D., (2013). Portraits of people with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias. 28(4). 371-376.*

  11. Naraine, M., Fels, D.I. (2013). The importance of “Strategic chat time” for person who are blind or low vision: A proposal for future research. British Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 31(3). 208-216.

  12. Whitfield, M., Fels, D.I. (2013). Inclusive design, audio description, and diversity of theatre experiences. The Design Journal. 16(2). 219-238.*

  13. Hibbard, E., & Fels, D. (2013). Usability of Vlogging: sharing ASL content online. Mediation et Information, (36), 199–212.

  14. Ammirante, P, Russo, F.A., Good, A., Fels, D.I. (2012). Feeling voices. PLOS-ONE. Online at

  15. Russo, F.A, Ammirane, P. & Fels, D.I. (2012). Vibrotactile discrimination of musical therapy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 38(4) 822-826.

  16. Smith, D. & Fels, D.I. (2012). The disintegrated erotics of second life. The International Journal of the Image. 2(3).

  17. Branje, C.J. & Fels, D. (2012). Can amateurs create quality audio description. J. Visual Impairment and Blindness. 106(3). 154-165. *

  18. Fels, D.I., & Astell, A. (2011). Let me tell you a story: A model of conversation for people with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias. 27(7). 535-541.*

  19. Udo, J.P., Copeland, L., Fels, D.I. (2011). Producing audio described theatre: Views from a director and blind describer. International Journal of Translation Studies. 23(2). 59-79.*

  20. Fels, D.I. & Gedeon, S.A. (2011). Understanding motivations of entrepreneurs in the assistive technology market. Disability and technology. 23(2). 53-64.*

  21. Vy, Q., and Fels, D. (2011) Enhanced captioning speaker identification: Text vs. Images. Telecommunications Journal of Australia. Awarded Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize - 2nd place. 61(2). 29.1-29.13.

  22. Karam, M., Branje, C. Udo, JP, Russo, F., Fels, D.I. (2010). Comparing computer vs human data collection methods for public usability evaluations of a tactile audio display. Journal of Usability Studies. 5(4). 132-146. *

  23. Udo, J.P. & Fels, D.I. (2010). Blind and low-vision theatre-goers evaluate an audio described performance of Hamlet. British Journal of Visual Impairment. 28(2). 139-156.

  24. Udo, J.P. & Fels, D.I. (2010). Universal design on stage: Live audio description for theatrical performances. Perspectives: Studies in Translatology. 18 (3). 189-203. *

  25. Udo, JP, Fels, D.I. (2010). Refashioning fashion: an exploratory study of a live audio-described fashion show. Universal Access and the Information Society. 9(1). 63-75.*

  26. Udo, JP., Fels, D.I., (2010). Enhancing the entertainment experience of blind and low-vision theatre-goers through touch tours. Disability and Society. 25(2). 231-240. *

  27. Udo, JP., Fels, D.I. (2010). The rogue poster-children of universal design: Closed captioning and audio description. Journal of Engineering Design. 21(2). 207-221. *

  28. Udo, J.P., Fels, D.I. (2009). The development of a new theatrical tradition: Sighted students audio describe school play for a blind and low-vision audience. International Journal of Education and the Arts. 10(20). *

  29. Karam, M., Russo, F.A., & Fels, D.I. (2009). Designing the Model Human Cochlea: An Ambient Crossmodal Audio-Tactile Display. IEEE Transactions on Haptics. 2(3). 160-169.

  30. Udo, JP, Fels, D.I. (2009). Suit the action to the word, the word to the action”: An unconventional approach to describing Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 103(3). 178-184. *

  31. Rashid, R., Vy, Q., Hunt, R., Fels, D.I. (2008). Dancing with words. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. 24(5). 505 - 519. *

  32. Konstantinidis, B., Price, E., Fels, D.I. (2008). Described video information and animation: a case study of Odd Job Jack. International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing. 1(1). 108 – 122.

  33. Lee, D.G., Udo, JP., Fels, D.I. (2007). Enhanced captions. ACM Computers and Entertainment. 5(2).

  34. Fels, D. I., Richards, J. Hardman, J. Lee, D.G., (2006). Sign Language Web Pages. American Annals of the Deaf. 151(4). 423-433.*

  35. Fels, D.I., Udo, JP, Diamond, J.E. & Diamond J.I. (2006). A first person narrative approach to video description for animated comedy. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. 100(5). 295-305.*

  36. Fels, D.I., Udo, JP., Ting, P.,,Diamond, J. & Diamond J. (2006). Odd Job Jack Described – A first person narrative approach to described video. Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society. 5(1). 73-81.*

  37. Roberts, V.& Fels, D.I. (2006). Methods for inclusion: Employing think aloud protocols in software usability studies with individuals who are deaf. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 64(6). 489-501.*

  38. Fels, D.I., Konstantinidis, B., Hardman, J., Carey, C., Porch, W. (2004).  Providing inclusive video-mediated communication. Annual Review of Communications, v57. pp. 593-601.

  39. Fels, D.I. (2003). PEBBLES. Impact of Teleconferencing on Learning: Two case studies. Key ICSEI 2003 Papers.

  40. Fels, D., & Weiss, T. (2001). Video-mediated communication in the classroom to support sick children: A case study. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 28. 251-263. *

  41. Weiss T., Whiteley C., Treviranus, J., and Fels, D.I. (2001). PEBBLES: A Personal Technology for Meeting Educational, Social and Emotional Needs of Hospitalized. Children. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 5. 157-168.*

  42. Fels, D., & Weiss, T. (2000). Toward determining an attention getting device for improving interaction during video-mediated communication. Computers in Human Behaviour. 16(2). 99-122.*

  43. Fels, D.I., Williams, L., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1999). Developing a video-mediated communication system for hospitalized children. Telemedicine Journal. 5(2). 193-207.

  44. Williams, L. Fels, D.I., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1998). Control of a remote communication system by children. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 22. pp. 275-283.*

  45. Fels, D.I., Chignell, M.H., Shein, G.F., & Milner, M. (1996). Steps toward output device-independent feedback. Ergonomics, 39(8), pp. 1054-1068.*

  46. Fels, D., Chignell, M., Milner, M., Shein, F., & Treviranus, J. (1991). A omy of device-independent information to provide multi-modal computer feedback. Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports, 29, pp. 176.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Nam, S., & Fels, D.I (2018). Assessing closed captioning quality using a multilayer perceptron. IEEE AIKE 2018. Los Angeles.

  2. Fels, D.I., Lakha, S.F., Holtzman, C.B., Khandwala, A., Whitfield, M., Suhanic, W., Pennefather, P. (2018). Videobooking: A person-centred record of living with chronic conditions and associated disabilities. ICCHP. Linz.

  3. Pennefather, P., Lakha, F., Suhanic, W., Fels, D.I. (2018). Publication of authentic, private, personal data concerning the service quality of healthcare for distress. ELPUB2018. Toronto.

  4. Lakha, F., Pennefather, P., Holtzman, C., Fels, D.I. (2018). MyHeathMyRecord; A case study in registering the private perspective of learning to live with chronic pain of undefined origins. Canadian Pain Society Annual Meeting. Montreal.

  5. Sujan, J., Newman, P., Fels, D.I. (2017). Developing a tool to assist researchers/designers in selecting User Centred Design needs elicitation methods for older adults. ACE-ODAM. Banff.

  6. Turco, J., Gibbs, C., & Fels, D. (2017). User generated video reviews by hotel guests. ENTER2017. Rome.

  7. Meyer, R., Chandross, D., Reguindin, J., Bajko, R., Fels, D.I., Schindel-Martin, L. (2016). The Design and Implementation of Game-Based Learning Systems in Higher Education and Health Professions Education. CAUSE 2016. Waterloo.

  8. Kwok, L., Whitfield, M., Fels-Leung, S., Meza, M., Fels, D.I. (2016). Working with frail, elderly EVA users to determine ways to support agency in single switch connectivity with mobile technologies. ICCHP 2016. Linz.

  9. Whitfield, M. Mir Ali, R., Fels, D.I. (2016). New audio description web application, LiveDescribe, is redefining what and how entertainment content is being made accessible to blind and low vision audiences. ICCHP 2016. Linz.

  10. Bajko, R & Fels, D.I. (2016). Mobile phone interaction in workplace meetings. HCII 2016, Toronto.

  11. Roy, J.S.S., Fels, D.I., Neumann, P.W. (2016). User centred design methods and their application for older adults. HCII 2016, Toronto.

  12. Bajko. R., Chandross, D. Schindel-Martin, L., Fels, D.I. (2016). D2L/Brightspace gets power-up’s: The development of gamification API’s for LMS. Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2016), Toronto.

  13. Nam, S., Fels, D.I. (2016). Design and evaluation of a composition tool and notation system for vibrotactile composition. HCII 2016, Toronto.

  14. Seaborn, K., Satoh, Y., Fels, D.I. (2016). Usability and safety of a HUD during power chair navigation: A pilot study. HCII 2016, Toronto.

  15. Bajko, R., Hodson, J., Seaborn, K., Livingstone, P., Fels, D.I. (2015). Guilds, Die Rolls, and Leaderboards: Gamification of Two Undergraduate Multimedia and Social Media Courses. EdSIG. Wilmington.

  16. Kwok, L., Fels-Leung, S., Meza, M., Fels, D.I. (2015). The Tecla Shield 3 (poster). 3rd Annual TVN Conference on improving care for frail elderly Canadians.

  17. Seaborn, K., Pennefather, P., & Fels, D. I. (2015, October). A cooperative game for older powered chair users and their friends and family. In Games Entertainment Media Conference (GEM), 2015 IEEE (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

  18. Seaborn, K. Pennefather, P. Fels, D.I. (2015). Eudaimonia in Human Factors Research and Practice: Foundations and Conceptual Framework Applied to Older Adult Populations. ICT4AgeingWell 2015.

  19. Fels, D., Whitfield, M., Baffa, R., Aybar, D. (2015). IIS you is my digital baby: An Intimate Interface System for persons with disabilities. GI’2015. Pp. 171-178.

  20. Edey, J., Seaborn, K., Branje, C., Fels, D.I. (2014, October). Powered to play: A mixed reality game for people driving powered chairs. In Games Media Entertainment (GEM), 2014 IEEE (pp. 1-8). IEEE.

  21. Engler, R. Fels, D.I. (2014). Intimate Interfaces: an inclusive game, designed to people with mobility issues. 5th International Forum of Design as a Process. Guadalajara.

  22. Fels, D.I., Roush D., Church, P., Gerdzhev, M, Stevens, T, Hibbard, E. (2014). TerpTube: A Signed Language Mentoring Management System. ICCHP2014. Paris. 408-414.

  23. Seaborn, K. & Fels, D.I. (2013). Reimaging Leaderboards: Towards gamifying competency models through social game mechanics. Gamification 2013. Stratford.

  24. Hibbard, E., & Fels, D. (2013). Sign language video blogging and deaf culture. WSSF. Montreal.

  25. Fels, D., Shea, G. Sawchuk, K., Smith, D, Gardner, P., Rudzik, F. (2013). Applications and Technologies for a More Inclusive Society. WSSF. Montreal.

  26. Bajko, R. & Fels, D. I. (2013). Meeting participant perception and usage of smartphones and other mobile devices during meetings. IEEE Professional Communication. Vancouver.

  27. Pouris, M. & Fels, D. I. (2012). Creating an entertaining and informative music visualization. ICCHP 2012. Linz. 451-458.

  28. Baijal, A., Kim. J., Branje, C., Russo, F.A., Fels, D.I. (2012). Composing vibrotactile music: A multi-sensory experience with the Emoti-Chair.  IEEE Haptics. Vancouver. 509-515.

  29. Bajko, R., & Fels, D.I. (2011). Mobile telephone Usage and Perception During Group Meetings. CONISAR. 4(1837), Winner, Meritorious PhD paper award.

  30. Hibbard, E., Fels, D.I. (2011). The vlogging phenomena: A Deaf perspective. ASSETS 2011. Dundee. Pp. 59-66.

  31. Webster, G. Fels, D.I., Gowans, G., Hanson,V.L. (2011). Portraits of individuals with dementia: videos of care managers. British HCI. Bath. 331-340

  32. Naraine, M., & Fels, D.I. (2011). When audio description came to town. A longitudinal study. FICCDAT. Toronto. Retrieve from

  33. Fels, D.I. & Astell, A. (2011). Let me tell you a story: A model of conversation for people with dementia. CHI workshop: CHI Bridging practices, theories and technologies to support reminiscence. Vancouver.

  34. Fels, D., Gerdzhev, M., Ho, J., Hibbard, E. (2010) .Usability and use of SLS:Caption. ASSETS2010. Orlando. Pp. 291-292.

  35. Vy, Q. V., & Fels, D.I. (2010). Enhanced captioning: Using avatars for speaker identification. ICCHP 2010. Vienna. Pp. 247-254

  36. Webster, G., Alm, N., Fels, D.I., & Gowans, G. (2010). Portrait: Portraying individuality. ICCHP 2010. Vienna. Pp. 576-583.

  37. Branje, C. J., Nespoli, G., Russo, F. A., & Fels, D. I. (2010).  Vibrotactile stimulation. Proceedings of the Graphics, Animation, and New Media Conference. Ottawa

  38. Karam, M., Branje, C., Nespoli, G. Thompson, N., Russo, F.A., Fels, D.I. (2010) The Emoti-Chair – An interactive tactile exhibit. CHI2010. Atlanta. Pp. 3069-3074.

  39. Karam, M., Branje, C., Russo, F., Fels, D.I. (2010). Vibrotactile display of music on the human back. ACHI2010. Barcelona. Pp. 154-159.

  40. Mori, J. Fels, D.I. (2009). See the music: Can animated lyrics provide access to the emotions in music for people who are deaf or hard of hearing? IEEE Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics. Toronto. Pp. 951-956.

  41. Fourney, D., Fels, D.I. (2009). Creating access to music through visualization. IEEE Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics. Toronto. Pp. 939-944.

  42. Branje, C., Maksimowski, M., Nespoli, G., Karam, M., Fels, D. I. & Russo, F. (2009). Development and validation of a sensory-substitution technology for music. 2009 Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association. Niagara on the Lake.

  43. Russo, F.A., Maksimowski, M., Karam, M. and D. I. Fels. D.I. 2009. Vibrotactile discrimination of musical timbre. Paper presentation at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. Indianapolis.

  44. Branje, C.J., Karam, M., Russo, F., Fels, D.I. (2009). Enhancing entertainment through a multimodal chair interface. IEEE Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics. Toronto. Pp. 636-641.

  45. Chignell, M.H., Hosono, N., Fels, D., Lottridge, D.M., and Waterworth, J.A. (2009). Mobility, Emotion, and Universality in Future Collaboration. In Gross, T., Gulliksen, J., Kotze, P., Oestreicher, L., Palanque, P.A., Oliveira Prates, R., and Winckler, M. (Eds.): Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5727, pp. 924-925.

  46. Vy, Q., Fels, D.I. (2009). Who's Saying What? Using Avatars for Speaker Identification. Interact 2009. Uppsala. pp. 916 – 919.

  47. Fels, D.I., Gerdzhev, M., Hibbard, E., Goodrum, A., Richards, J. (2009). Sign language online with Signlink Studio 2.0. HCI International. San Diego.

  48. Karam, M.; Nespoli, G.; Russo, F., Fels, D. (2009). Modelling Perceptual Elements of Music in a Vibrotactile Display for Deaf Users: A Field Study. Second International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2009). Cancun, Mexico.

  49. Fourney, D., Fels, D.I. (2008). Thanks for pointing that out: Making sarcasm accessible for all. HFES 2008. New York.

  50. Vy, Q. V., Mori, J., Fourney, D., Fels, D.I. (2008). EnACT: A software tool for creating animated text captions. ICCHP 2008. Linz. pp. 609-616.

  51. Richards, J., Hibbard, E., Hardman, J., Woodcock, K., Fels, D.I. (2008). SignLink Studio 2.0. Technology and Deaf Education. Rochester.

  52. Karam, M., Branje, C., Price, E., Russo, F., Fels, D.I. (2008). Towards A Model Human Cochlea: Sensory substitution for crossmodal audio-tactile displays. Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008. Windsor. pp 267-274.

  53. Karam, M, Fels, D.I. (2008). Designing a Model Human Cochlea: Issues and challenges in crossmodal audio to touch displays. Haptics in ambient systems. Goodrum, A., Hibbard, E., Woodcock, K., Richards, R., Fels, D.I. Quebec City.

  54. Goodrum, A., Hibbard, E., Woodcock, K., Richards, R., Fels, D.I. (2008). The creation of keysigns: American Sign Language metadata. International Society for Knowledge Organization. Montreal.

  55. Prescod, F. & Fels, D. (2007). Laptop use: a matter of learning styles and students’ satisfaction at ITM. E-Learn 2007: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Health and Higher Education. Montreal. pp. 2144-2151.

  56. Rashid, R., Vy, Q., Hunt, R., Fels, D.I. (2007). Dancing with words. Creativity and Cognition 2007. Washington DC. pp. 269-270.

  57. Thompson, N., & Fels, D.I. (2007). Sign language links in web content. 30th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. Toronto.

  58. Prescod, F., Fels, D.I. (2006). Assessment of student attitudes towards a university laptop learning environment. Interaction Association for the Development of the Information Society. Barcelona.

  59. Rashid, R. Aitken J. & Fels, D.I. (2006). Expressing Emotions Using Animated Text Captions. ICCHP 2006. Linz. In: Miesenberger, Klaus et al (eds): Computers helping people with special needs : 10th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer. 24-31.

  60. Branje, C. Marshall, S., Tyndall, A., Fels, D.I., (2006). LiveDescribe. AMCIS 2006. Acapulco.

  61. Chandrashekar, S., Fels, D., Stockman, T., Benedyk R. (2006). User testing – your place or mine? Or shall we do it on the Web. ASSETS 2006 poster session. Portland, Oregon.

  62. Konstantinidis, B. & Fels, D.I. (2006). HWAET: Hand-waving apparatus for effective turn-taking. CWUATT’06. Cambridge. pp. 77-82.

  63. Fels, D., Lee, D., Branje, C., Reid, M., Shallow, E., Hornburg, M. (2005). Captioning with an emotive twist. American Conference in Information Systems, Omaha. pp. 2330-2337.

  64. Richards, J., Fels, D., Hardman J., (2005). The educational potential of the signing Web. National Institute of the Deaf Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf Symposium. Rochester.

  65. Yeung, J., Konstantindis, B., Fels, D.I. (2005). Remote work system for high school students. CybERG 2005 – an online conference.

  66. Yeung, J., Konstantinidis, B., Fels, D.I. (2005). PEBBLES: Two-way work and communication for remote high school students. EdMedia 2005. Montreal. pp. 891-898.

  67. Yeung, J. Fels, D.I. (2005). A remote telepresence system for high school classrooms. Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. pp. 1447-1450.

  68. Prescod, F., & Fels, D.I. (2004). Challenging conventions: Implications of laptop teaching/learning environments on student performance. Accepted to EISTA04. Orlando.

  69. Hudyma, R., & Fels, D.I. (2004). Causes of failure in IT telecommunications networks. Proceedings of SCI 2004. Florida. pp.35-38.

  70. Lee, D. Richards, J., Hardman, J., Fels, D.I. (2004). Creating sign language web pages. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference ICCHP 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 3118  Klaus, J.; Miesenberger, K.; Burger, D.; Zagler, W. (Eds.) Paris. pp. 1088-1095

  71. Fels, D.I. (2004). Accessible digital media and sign language. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference ICCHP 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 3118  Klaus, J.; Miesenberger, K.; Burger, D.; Zagler, W. (Eds.) Paris. pp. 1069-1070

  72. Fels, D.I., Richards, J., Hardman, J., Soudian, S., Silverman, C. (2004). American sign language of the web. CHI2004 Late Breaking Papers. Vienna. pp. 1111-1114.

  73. Rice, M. & Fels, D. (2004). Low vision and the visual interface for interactive television. Second International Conference on iTV. Brighton, UK.

  74. Richards, J., Hardman, J., Soudian, S., Silverman, C., Fels, D.I. (2004). The Signing Web. CSUN 2004. California.

  75. Fels, D.I., Samers, P., Robertson, M. (2003). Use of the asynchronous BlackBerry technology in a large children’s hospital to connect sick kids to school. International Conference on Computers in Education. Hong Kong.

  76. Fels, D.I., Shrimpton, B., Robertson, M. (2003). Kids in hospital, kids in school. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Hawaii. Pp. 2358-2363.

  77. Fels, D.I. (2003). PEBBLES: Case Studies in long distance learning and telepresence. International Congress for School Effectiveness & Improvement. Sydney. pp. 70 (Abstract #202).

  78. Soudian, S., Fels, D.I. (2002). Verbal source code descriptor. Proceedings of IEEE WESS’ 2002.

  79. Roberts V. & Fels, D. (2002). Methods for inclusion: employing think aloud protocol with individuals who are deaf. In Miesenberger, K., Claus, J. & Zagler, W. (Eds.), Computers Helping People With Special Needs: 8th Annual Conference Proceedings/ICCHP 2002: Springer, New York. pp.284-291.

  80. Silverman, C. & Fels, D.I. (2002). Emotive captioning in a digital world. In Miesenberger, K., Claus, J. & Zagler, W. (Eds.), Computers Helping People With Special Needs: 8th Annual Conference Proceedings/ICCHP 2002: Springer, New York.

  81. Fels, D.I., & Silverman, C. (2002). Issues of closed captioning and interactive television . In Miesenberger, K., Claus, J. & Zagler, W. (Eds.), Computers Helping People With Special Needs: 8th Annual Conference Proceedings/ICCHP 2002: Springer, New York.

  82. Fels, D.I., Degan, S.S., Lee, D., Guergachi, A. (2002). Modeling Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Happiness for Alternative Displays. 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics 2002. Orlando.

  83. Fels, D.I., & Degan, S.S. (2001). Expressing non-speech information and emotion to the deaf and hard of hearing. CD-ROM Proceedings IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics. Tuscon.

  84. Fels, D.I., Polano, L, Harvey, T., Degan, S.S., & Silverman, C.H. (2001). Towards Emotive Captioning for Interactive Television. Universal Access and Human-computer interaction. New Orleans.

  85. Fels, D. I., Waalen, J.K., Zhai, S., Weiss, P.L. (2001). Telepresence under exceptional circumstances: enriching the connection to school for sick children. Interact 2001. Japan. pp. 617-624.

  86. Silverman, C. & Fels, D., I. (2001). Beyond Captioning: The New Frontier. CSUN. California.

  87. Fels, D., (2000). Towards Accessible Synchronous Communication. IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Nashville. pp. 593-598.

  88. Cheetham, A., Young, C., & Fels, D. (2000) Interface development for a child's video conferencing robot. IEA2000/HFES 2000 Congress. San Diego. vol. 1 pp. 380-383.

  89. Fels, D.I., Weiss, P.L., & Talampas, M.A. (2000). A case study of videoconferencing in the classroom: A methodology for measuring interactions, behaviors and attitudes. IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress. San Diego vol. 1 pp. 372-375.

  90. Fels, D.I., Weiss, P., Treviranus, J., & Smith. G. (1999). Videoconferencing in the classroom: Children's attitudes. The Second International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics – CD-ROM proceedings. or Curtin University of Technology.

  91. Weiss, T., Fels, D., & Treviranus, J. (1999). Telework and video-mediated communication:  Importance of real-time, interactive communication for workers with disabilities. CSUN’99, California.

  92. Fels, D.I., Williams, L., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1998). Analysis of a video-mediated communication system for children. The Third International Conference on the Learning Sciences (ICLS-98). Atlanta.pp 307-309.

  93. Williams, L., Fels, D.I., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1998). Developing a video-mediated communication system for hospitalised children. VSMM ’98. Japan.

  94. Fels, D.I., Williams, L.A., Smith, G., Treviranus, J. & Eagleson, R. (1998). Creating an Interactive Supply Student. Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Management, Toronto. pp 86-90.

  95. Williams, L., Fels, D.I., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1997). Using PEBBLES to Facilitate Remote Communication and Learning. 41st meetings on Human Factors and Ergonomics. Albuquerque, pp. 320-324.

  96. Williams, L., Fels, D.I., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1997). PEBBLES: Providing Education by Bringing Learning Environments to Students. Design of Computing Systems: Social and Ergonomic Considerations. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human Computer Interaction. San Francisco, pp. 115-118.

  97. Eagleson, R., Williams, L., Fels, D., Burkell, J., & Pylyshyn, Z. (1996). Teleoperation of a Remote Camera to Support Spatial Reasoning Abilities. The First Annual Conference of the Networks of Centres of Excellence on Tele-Learning. Montreal.

  98. Williams, L. Fels, D.I., Smith, G., Treviranus, J., & Eagleson, R. (1996). Control of a remote communication system by children. In: L.Straker and C. Pollock (Eds.) Virtual Proceedings of CybErg 1996: The First International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics. URL University of Technology.

  99. Fels, D.I., Williams, L., Smith, G., & Treviranus, J. (1996). The Supply Student. Medicine 2001, June 1996. Montreal.

  100. Fels, D.I., Chignell, M.H., Shein, G.F., & Milner, M. (1994). Modality-Independent Feedback for Access to Computers. 12th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. Toronto. pp. 384-386.

  101. Fels, D.I. & Shein, G.F. (1994). To evaluate or not to evaluate: That is the question. presented at RESNA - 17th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation. Nashville. pp.426-428.

  102. Fels, D.I., Shein, G.F., Chignell, M.H., & Milner, M. (1993). Interface analysis using a standardised feedback language. RESNA - 16th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation. Las Vegas. pp. 429-431.

  103. Fels, D.I., Shein, G.F., Chignell, M.H., & Milner, M. (1992). Feedback control: Whose job is it anyway? 25th Annual Conference of Human Factors Association of Canada. Hamilton. pp. 81-84.

  104. Fels, D., Shein, F., Chignell, M.H., & Milner, M. (1992). A taxonomy of device-independent information to provide multi-modal computer feedback. Annual Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Philadelphia.

  105. Fels, D.I., Shein, G.F., Chignell, M.H., & Milner, M. (1992). See, hear & touch the GUI:  computer feedback through multiple modalities. RESNA – 15th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation. Toronto. pp. 37-40.

  106. Fels, D. (1991). Comparison of a hospital suction system with a dedicated smoke evacuation system for use with electrosurgical units during surgery. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Banff, Alberta.

  107. Fels, D., McDougall, J., Sanani, D., Shein, F., Kynsh, B., & Milner, M. (1991). Preliminary developments in device-independent access to computer-based systems for people with disabilities. Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Banff, Alberta

  108. Fels, D., Fels, S., & Fels, M. (1989). A report on tall oil and a comparison with diesel fuel. In 9th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Hamilton, Ont.

  109. McDougall, J., Fels, D., Shein, F., & Milner, M. (1988). Output primitives to allow disabled people full functional use of computers. Poster In Computer Human Interaction, CHI '88, Washington D.C.

  110. Fels, D. (1987). Device-independent access to computer-based system for the disabled. MHSc thesis. University of Toronto

  111. Mittal, G., Fels, D., & Correia, L. R. (1986). Microcomputer-aided teaching of thermodynamics. In 5th Canadian Conference on Engineering Education, London, Ont.

Book Chapters

  1. Pennefather P., Seaborn K., Fels D.I., (2018) Inclusive Systemic Design for Health System Flourishment. In Systemic Design: Theory, Methods and Practice, (P. Jones, Ed.), Vol. 3 Translational Systems Sciences Series (K. Kijima, Ed). Tokyo: Springer Japan.
  2. Udo, J.P. & Fels, D.I. (in press). Exemption or not? Copyright and perceptual disability for accessible media. In Coombs, R. & Wershler, D. (eds.) Dynamic Fair Dealing: Creating Canadian Culture Online.
  3. Udo, J.P. & Fels, D.I. (2011). From the describer's mouth: reflections on creating unconventional audio description for live theatre. In Serban, A. & Lavaur, J.M (eds.) Audio Visual Audiovisual translation in closeup. Peter Lang Publishing Group, New York.
  4. Fels, D.I., Prescod, F., and Norrie, J., (2006). A successful vendor relationship for a large-scale laptop programme at Ryerson University. in Beverly Pasian and Gary Woodill (ed.). Planning to Learn: case studies in e-learning project management.

Technical Reports

  1. “Usability Analysis: artsPOST Interface” submitted to marblemedia Inc. (2004)
  2. “Usability Analysis: ITMS Client Interface” submitted to RDM Corp. (2003)
  3. “Program for Students with Disabilities: Achieving Effective Outcomes Project Tender Number: 02/03-25. submitted to Victorian Department of Education by Cook, R., Fels, D. & Robertson, M.(2003)
  4. “Report on Potential Access to the Financial Services Manager Position for Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing” submitted to The Bank of Montreal.(1996)
  5. “Preliminary Report on the Translation and Evaluation of French WiViK.” submitted as a final deliverable to Industry Canada in completion of grant awarded for French WiViK.(1996)
  6. Development of Accessible Software for Telecommunications Technology. Final Technical Report: Task Analysis.(1995)
  7. A Preliminary Study of the Wood Waste and Heat Recovery System of Kakabeka Timber Ltd.(1984)

Patents & Trademark

  1. System and method for displaying sound as vibrations, US Patent 9,078,065, 2015.
  2. US and Canadian Patent: Model Human Cochlea (application) (2009)
  3. Industrial Design Patent (pending): PEBBLES Hospital Unit. Industry Canada.(1999)
  4. Provisional PCT Patent: Teleconferencing Robot with Swiveling Video Monitor and Automatic Location of Speaking Conferee. Tripartite application from Ryerson P. University, University of Toronto, and Telbotics Inc.(1998)
  5. Trademark for PEBBLES(1998)


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