Voice-controlled Internet Browsing for Motor-handicapped Users: Design and Implementation Issues

Tom Brøndsted, Erik Aaskoven

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The public-funded project "Indtal" ("Speak-it") has succeeded in developing a Danish voice-controlled utility for internet browsing targeting motor-handicapped users having difficulties using a standard keyboard and/or a standard mouse. The system has been designed and implemented in collaboration with an advisory board of motor-handicapped (potential) end-users and underlies a number of a priori defined design criteria: learnability and memorability rather than naturalness, minimal need for maintenance after release, support for "all" web standards (not just HTML conforming to certain "recommendations"), independency of the language on the websites being browsed, etc. These criteria have lead to a primarily message-driven system interacting with an existing browser on the end users' systems
Translated title of the contributionStemmestyret Internetbrowing for Bevægelseshandikappede: Design- og implementeringsovervejelser
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterspeech : 9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
Number of pages4
Publication date2006
ISBN (Electronic)ISSN 1018-4074
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInterspeech - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 4 Sep 20058 Sep 2005
Conference number: 9




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