Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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Publications

Bannan, B. & Evmenova, A. S. (2012). Educational design research: Introduction and illustrative cases. Book chapter in preparation.

Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., & Behrmann, M. M. (2012). Adapted Captioning through
Interactive Video (ACTIV) innovative technology tool: Usability testing. Manuscript submitted
for publication.

Evmenova, A. S., & Graff, H. J. (2012). Determining interface changes to video-based
technology tool though expert panel reviews. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Evmenova, A. S., & Behrmann, M. M. (2012). Academic instruction for students with intellectual disabilities through interactive videos. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wang, S., & Behrmann, M. (in press). Video indexing and automatic transcript creation. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Education Research, New Orleans, LA.

Evmenova, A. S., & Behrmann, M. M. (2011). Research-based strategies for teaching content to students with intellectual disabilities: Adapted videos. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 315-326.

Evmenova, A. S., Behrmann, M. M., Mastropieri, M. A., Baker, P., & Graff, H. J. (2011). The effects of video adaptations on comprehension of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Special Education Technology, 26(2), 39-54.

Wang, S., & Behrmann, M. (2009). Automatic adaptive assessment in mLearning. Proceedings of IADIS Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age Conference (pp. 435-438).

Evmenova, A. S. (2008). Lights! Camera! Captions! The effects of picture and/or word
captioning adaptations, alternative narration, and interactive features on video
comprehension by students with intellectual disabilities. Dissertation Abstracts
International, 69(06), AAT 3313846

Local, National, and International Conference Presentations

Evmenova, A. S. (2012, April). Development of ACTIV (Adapted Captioning Through Interactive Video) 1.0 through design research: Innovative form of learning for students with various abilities and needs. Poster session presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., & Behrmann, M. M. (2012, April). Academic instruction through captioned and interactive videos: Usability testing of ACTIV 1.0. Paper session presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention, Denver, CO.

Zhang, J., & Wang, S. (2012, February). A voice-enable video quiz and an unrestricted transcript editing system. CEHD Faculty & Graduate Student Research Symposium, Fairfax, VA.

Evmenova, A. S. (2012, January). Adapting academic videos for students with disabilities with ACTIV tool. Paper session presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL.

Evmenova, A. S. (2011, November). Academic instruction for students with disabilities: ACTIV innovative technology tool. Paper session presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Schaumburg/Chicago, IL.

Evmenova, A. S., & Behrmann, M. M. (2011, November). Learning academic content through adapted and interactive videos. Paper session presented at the Closing The Gap (CTG) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Evmenova, A. S., & Graff. H. J. (2011, July). Adapted and interactive video interventions for students with intellectual disabilities: ACTIV 1.0 innovative technology tool. Poster session presented at the meeting of OSEP Project Directors, Washington, D.C.

Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., Behrmann, M. M., & Wang, S. (2011, February). Accessible academic content: Adapted Captioning through Interactive Video (ACTIV 1.0) innovative software program. Paper session presented at the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Research Symposium, Fairfax, VA.

Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., & Behrmann, M. M. (2010, November). Development of ACTIV 1.0: Adapted Captioning Through Interactive Video program for students with disabilities. Poster session presented at the 2010 Technology Innovators Conference, National Center for Technology Innovation, Washington D.C.

Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., Behrmann, M. M., & Wang, S. (2010, October). ACTIV 1.0: Adapted Captioning Though Interactive Video for students with disabilities. Paper session presented at the Access, Employment, & Learning Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Wang, S., & Behrmann, M. (2010, November). Video indexing and automatic transcript creation. 2nd International Conference on Education Research, New Orleans, LA.

Wang, S. (2009, October). Agent-based ubiquitous m-learning portal for K-12 teachers. IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Context-Aware Mobile Learning (CAML), Paris, France.

Evmenova, A. S. (2008, September). Evidence-based strategies for teaching students with intellectual disabilities: Adapted and interactive video instruction — Poster session presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) International Education Conference, Reston, VA.

Evmenova, A. S. & Behrmann, M. M. (2008, April). Effective video adaptations: Alternative captioning for students with intellectual disabilities. Paper session presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention, Boston, MA.

Evmenova, A. S. (2008, March). Lights! Camera! Captions!: Adapted and interactive video instruction for students with intellectual disabilities. Paper session presented at the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness (SREE) Conference, Crystal City, VA.