Enriching social situational awareness in remote interactions: insights and inspirations from disability focused research

Sreekar Krishna Vineeth N Balasubramanian Sethuraman Panchanathan
Abstract In this paper we present a new perspective into developing technologies for enriching social presence among remote interaction partners. Inspired by the abilities and limitations faced by people who are disabled during their everyday social interactions, we propose novel portable and wearable technologies that could potentially enrich remote interactions even in audio and video deprived settings. We describe the important challenges faced by people who are disabled during everyday dyadic and group social ...