Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

The Construction of Speech Output to Support Elderly Visually Impaired Users Starting to Use the Internet

Mary Zajicek

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 [6]. Age Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI) is a major problem for these users [2]. This coupled with their visual impairment demands a new dialogue interface modality.

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Bibliographic reference.  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.