Catering for Disabled Surfers - A Case Study in Web Site Navigation for Disabled StudentsBy Curran, Kevin; Crawford, Ivan; O'Hara, Lisa; Technology and Disability, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 41-47
Publication Date: 2004
Paper reviews the technologies available for speech interaction with computers, and suggests how the future of web navigation could benefit from these technologies. Web-enabled speech recognition systems are a necessity for people with repetitive stress syndrome, and any other disability that affects the use of the hands. In order to demonstrate web navigation via voice control, a disability voice control-friendly web site was created. The technology selected in site design was Interactive Speech Technology’s Voice Navigation Module, while MakeWord was used to vocally activate HTML pages. MakeWord is voice navigation technology that allows existing web browsers to be voice enabled, and can be used to create vocal links for navigation within the site. Preliminary evaluations yielded positive feedback, as researchers believed that the site had implications for further voice-controlled web site designs.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48300