Talk Your Way Round – A Speech Interface to a Virtual MuseumBy Evett, L.; Tan, Y. K.; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, Nos. 11-12, pp. 607-612
Publication Date: 2002
Study conducted to explore the development of a speech interface designed to facilitate access to a virtual museum, and to consider its relevance for people with disabilities. The system was developed using a basic software system, while it was assessed by measuring the number of times a group of users with a range of voices had to repeat commands in order for them to be successfully recognized. During an initial session, these users were asked to use the system with no instruction so that the researchers could learn how user-friendly the system was. The researchers contend that most of the spoken commands had to be repeated less than twice for successful recognition, while the system was easy to use without prior instruction. Comments by the users regarding the system were generally positive. The authors contend that the system has some limitations, but that a virtual world with a reliable speech interface has obvious implications for people with disabilities. Implications for future research are discussed.
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International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.isprm.org )