Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)
October 16-20, 2000
The Construction of Speech Output to Support Elderly Visually Impaired Users Starting to Use the Internet
The Speech Project, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
Oxford Brookes University, UK
This paper is concerned with the construction of dialogues for
speech output with large text, in a Web browser for elderly
visually impaired people. Studies made in our research group,
show that elderly visually impaired users experience great
difficulty in getting going on the Internet when they have no
previous experience in computing . Age Associated Memory
Impairment (AAMI) is a major problem for these users .
This coupled with their visual impairment demands a new
dialogue interface modality.
Zajicek, Mary (2000):
"The construction of speech output to support elderly visually impaired users starting to use the internet",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 150-153.