Video Extracts of Effective Social Conversation Using a Whole-Utterance VOCABy Todman, John; File, Portia; Higginbotham, Jeff; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 299-303
Publication Date: 2003
Article describes TALK, which is a computer-based voice output communication aid (VOCA) designed for people who are literate yet unable to speak. The device is a whole-utterance storage and retrieval system that models practical aspects of natural conversation to support realistic social conversation. TALK supports conversational rates roughly four times faster than what is possible with system that rely on utterances generated as they are needed during a conversation. Rate enhancement is achieved without the sacrifice of conversational quality, which is an aspect that contributes to the enjoyment of aided conversations, and results in more positive attributions of social competence.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )