Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons

Stockholm, Sweden
May 31 - June 2, 1993

Testing Users Acceptance Of Ciber232, a Text-To-Speech System Used by Blind Persons

Joaquim Llisterri (1), Natividad Fernandez (1), Francesc Gudayol (2), Juan Jose Poyatos (2), Josep Marti (2)

(1) Departament de Filologia Espanyola, Edifici B, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
(2) Escola Superior d'Electronica i Informatica "La Salle", Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain

The paper describes the methodology and the preliminary results of an evaluation of Ciber232 a Spanish text-to-speech system used by blind persons. The assessment has been carried out by means of personal interviews guided by a questionnaire focussed on two aspects: user's acceptance and overall quality. Preliminary results for professional and for non-professional users show a fair degree of acceptance and adequacy to their needs, although a wide range of requirements is identified even with a small sample of users.

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Bibliographic reference.  Llisterri, Joaquim / Fernandez, Natividad / Gudayol, Francesc / Poyatos, Juan Jose / Marti, Josep (1993): "Testing users acceptance of ciber232, a text-to-speech system used by blind persons", In SLTDP-93, 203-206.