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The use of concurrent speech to enhance blind people's scanning for relevant information

The use of concurrent speech to enhance blind people's scanning for relevant information SIGACCESS Newsletter Issue 111 January 2015 THE USE OF CONCURRENT SPEECH TO ENHANCE BLIND PEOPLE'S SCANNING FOR RELEVANT INFORMATION João Guerreiro INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa joao.p.guerreiro@ist.utl.pt Abstract Screen readers present the information sequentially, which contrast with the visual presentation on screen. This fact affects blind users' efficiency browsing digital information, particularly when performing fast reading tasks. In this thesis, we will study the use of concurrent speech sources to help blind people finding their information of interest faster. Our first results suggested that blind users are able to identify and understand a relevant speech signal when listening to 2 or 3 concurrent talkers. Our next steps include comparing with current alternatives; assessing the learning effect with practice; and finding ways to interact with those sources. Introduction Great efforts have been made to enhance the access to digital information by visually impaired users. Moreover, such users develop their own tactics when tackling problematic situations [14] and develop browsing strategies to scan the information more efficiently (e.g. navigate through headings or increase the speech rate) [4]. However, "the biggest problem in non-visual browsing remains the speed of information processing" [4], which results in significant differences in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

The use of concurrent speech to enhance blind people's scanning for relevant information

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2015 by ACM Inc.
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1558-2337
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10.1145/2809904.2809914
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SIGACCESS Newsletter Issue 111 January 2015 THE USE OF CONCURRENT SPEECH TO ENHANCE BLIND PEOPLE'S SCANNING FOR RELEVANT INFORMATION João Guerreiro INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa joao.p.guerreiro@ist.utl.pt Abstract Screen readers present the information sequentially, which contrast with the visual presentation on screen. This fact affects blind users' efficiency browsing digital information, particularly when performing fast reading tasks. In this thesis, we will study the use of concurrent speech sources to help blind people finding their information of interest faster. Our first results suggested that blind users are able to identify and understand a relevant speech signal when listening to 2 or 3 concurrent talkers. Our next steps include comparing with current alternatives; assessing the learning effect with practice; and finding ways to interact with those sources. Introduction Great efforts have been made to enhance the access to digital information by visually impaired users. Moreover, such users develop their own tactics when tackling problematic situations [14] and develop browsing strategies to scan the information more efficiently (e.g. navigate through headings or increase the speech rate) [4]. However, "the biggest problem in non-visual browsing remains the speed of information processing" [4], which results in significant differences in

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ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Jan 29, 2015

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