SIBYLLE: A System for Alternative Communication Adapting to the Context and Its UserBy Wandmacher, Tonio; Antoine, Jean-Yves; Poirier, Franck; ASSETS 2007 - The Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, pp. 203-210
Publication Date: October 15-17
Overview of an AAC system that permits persons with severe physical disabilities to enter text with any computer application. Developed at 2 French universities, SIBYLLE, a system that works in English, French and German, is composed of: (1) A physical input interface, e.g. eye glimpse or breath sensor, replacing standard devices; (2) A virtual keyboard comprising a set of keypads which allow entering characters or full words by a single-switch selection process; (3) A text editor; and (4) A text-to-speech synthesis module. It also includes an auto-adaptive word-prediction component which learns on every text the user has entered and dynamically calculates the most appropriate words for a given context. The SIBYLLE system benefits from the experience of 7 years of daily use in the rehabilitation center of Kerpape in Brittany, France, where its successive versions have been used by more than 20 patients, the majority of whom are children from the school integrated in the center. A significant acceleration of the text insertion process, and a significant reduction in orthographic and grammatical errors, have been observed among the users.
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SIGACCESS (ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing) (Web Site: http://www.sigaccess.org )
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