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A Low-Cost Audio Computer for Information Dissemination Among Illiterate People Groups

Z. Foo, D. Devescery, M. H. Ghaed, I. Lee, A. Madhavan, Y. Park, A. S. Rao, Z. Renner, N. E. Roberts, A. D. Schulman, V. S. Vinay, M. Wieckowski (+6 others)
2013 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part 1: Regular Papers  
We present LIT, a low power, low cost audio processor for information dissemination to and among illiterate people in developing regions.  ...  It is designed for efficient operation on Carbon Zinc batteries and has a high-level of integration to reduce cost.  ...  In a pilot study where these audio computers were loaded with agricultural information and handed out to illiterate farmers, average crop production increased by 48% when compared to a control group [  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcsi.2013.2264693 fatcat:dppdwsdblvh5hdk5572o5mg6ci

A low-cost audio computer for information dissemination among illiterate people groups

Z. Foo, D. Devescery, M. Ghaed, I. Lee, A. Madhavan, Y. Park, A. Rao, Z. Renner, N. Roberts, A. Schulman, V. Vinay, M. Wieckowski (+6 others)
2012 Proceedings of the IEEE 2012 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference  
We present LIT, a low power, low cost audio processor for information dissemination to and among illiterate people in developing regions.  ...  It is designed for efficient operation on Carbon Zinc batteries and has a high-level of integration to reduce cost.  ...  In a pilot study where these audio computers were loaded with agricultural information and handed out to illiterate farmers, average crop production increased by 48% when compared to a control group [  ... 
doi:10.1109/cicc.2012.6330652 dblp:conf/cicc/FooDGLMPRRRSVWYSSDCB12 fatcat:gixqomr7hrdaffhgdawrviaeze

Featherweight multimedia for information dissemination

Gerry Chu, Sambit Satpathy, Kentaro Toyama, Rikin Gandhi, Ravin Balakrishnan, S. Raghu Menon
2009 2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD)  
Because of their low cost, customizability, durability, storage capacity, and energy efficiency, they are well-suited for education and information dissemination among illiterate and semi-literate people  ...  Index Terms-Audio, illiteracy, information dissemination I.  ...  The high cost of a billboard seemingly detracts from our goal of ultra-low cost information dissemination, but the display's cost can be amortized over the number of people that might use it.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ictd.2009.5426695 dblp:conf/ictd/ChuSTGBM09 fatcat:flq474i5uzhozgxfvgtmkmctfu

User Interface Design of E-Learning System for Functionally Illiterate People

Asifur Rahman, Akira Fukuda
2015 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Among different type of illiterate people, the print illiterates suffer most from getting crucial information passed around the society.  ...  Later both the user interfaces are tested by two different groups of print illiterate people in a remote village in Bangladesh.  ...  The audio was used in some projects as technological means to disseminate information to the illiterate people [10] .  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2015.061118 fatcat:q5jcamougbasdiodoqtoo7gxbq

Impact Assessment on Knowledge of Weather Based Agro-advisory Services among Farmers in Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu

S. Arul Prasad, V. A. Vijayashanthi, R. Manimekalai, P. Yogameenakshi, P. Pirathap
2020 Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology  
Results indicated that focusing illiterate farmers are much more important and dissemination of weather advisories in audio or visual format is preferable to make them to adapt weather based agricultural  ...  The right weather information at right time facilitates the farmers to plan agricultural operations from selection of crops to post harvest to avoid crop losses. 382 AAS bulletins were prepared and disseminated  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors highly acknowledge the ICAR, New Delhi and IMD for providing financial assistance to the project namely DAMU at Tiruvallur district.  ... 
doi:10.9734/cjast/2020/v39i3631077 fatcat:oqsn4xuonndtrm4u3bojezxc3m

Efficacy of Numeric Keypad for Computer Illiterates in Rural ICT

Pallab Dutta, Mahesh Kumar, B. Sridharan, Vipin Tyagi
2015 Journal of Computer Science  
We analyze the efficacy of a simplified numeric keypad as a HCI in an information dissemination system for computer illiterates specifically in the context of rural area usage.  ...  There has been a lot of focus in recent times by both governmental and nongovernmental agencies to extend the proliferation of ICT among computer illiterates, especially in the rural areas.  ...  Cost Cost is very important factor in designing input devices for rural ICT (Chang, 2008) and shall be low/comparable with that of conventional input devices.  ... 
doi:10.3844/jcssp.2015.928.935 fatcat:7u5cvvlo2jfk3d6vbchuvox4ci

Impact of low-cost, on-demand, information access in a remote Ghanaian village

Clifford Schmidt, Trina Jean Gorman, Andrew Azaabanye Bayor, Michael Shayne Gary
2010 Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development - ICTD '10  
We examine the effects of a low-cost audio computer ("Talking Book")−a battery-powered, durable, handheld device that enables users to create and listen to recordings and copy recordings between devices  ...  Technology projects are finding ways to provide information to people living in rural poverty.  ...  To enable local experts to reach remote, rural people with accessible information, Literacy Bridge created a low-cost audio computer called the "Talking Book".  ... 
doi:10.1145/2369220.2369261 fatcat:lxcankdeind4jjzuitvisgksfe

Impact of Low-Cost, On-demand, Information Access in a Remote Ghanaian Village

Clifford Schmidt, Trina Gorman, Andrew Bayor, Michael Shayne Gary
2011 2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference  
We examine the effects of a low-cost audio computer ("Talking Book")−a battery-powered, durable, handheld device that enables users to create and listen to recordings and copy recordings between devices  ...  Technology projects are finding ways to provide information to people living in rural poverty.  ...  To enable local experts to reach remote, rural people with accessible information, Literacy Bridge created a low-cost audio computer called the "Talking Book".  ... 
doi:10.1109/ghtc.2011.88 dblp:conf/ghtc/SchmidtGBG11 fatcat:cbls6uokhfbjfnuwxeb6pw34si

Human-Computer User Interface Design for Semiliterate and Illiterate Users

Sarah Chaudhry, AbdulHafeez Muhammad, Asghar Ali Shah, Fakhra Batoo
2021 Lahore Garrison University research journal of computer science and information technology  
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionized the lives of the people. The technology is embedded in daily life of literate or semiliterate/illiterate users.  ...  The researchers of Human Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D) face challenges to improve the usability of a UI for the semiliterate users.  ...  Similarly, to provide facility to patients of Tuberculosis, a low-cost device is constructed to get the benefit of ICT intervention for illiterate patients.  ... 
doi:10.54692/lgurjcsit.2021.0504254 fatcat:pyuxzvvpqfhrrcks2svhqfbxxi

Mobile Apps: Potential ICT tools to disseminate Technologies on Value Addition of Mango, Guava and Aonla Fruits

HARISH CHANDRA VERMA, NEELIMA GARG
2021 Journal of AgriSearch  
Apps provide audio facility as well as calculation of ingredients amount on a mouse click.  ...  These apps are available on 'Google Play' for free download.  ...  So, it can be stated that one should develop apps for the purpose of advisory/ information dissemination in local language for getting attention by maximum numbers of stakeholders.  ... 
doi:10.21921/jas.v8i01.19568 fatcat:fwlvsn2eizg5lgvudhgjboybwa

Acceptability of a mHealth strategy for hypertension management in a low-income and middle-income country setting: a formative qualitative study among patients and healthcare providers

Buna Bhandari, Aletta E Schutte, Rohan Jayasuriya, Abhinav Vaidya, Madhusudan Subedi, Padmanesan Narasimhan
2021 BMJ Open  
Solutions proposed were having system-level preparedness for recording the patient's details, establishing a separate technical department in the hospital and involving a family member to assist illiterate  ...  simple text messaging strategy was acceptable for hypertension management in this low/middle-income country setting.  ...  We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the participants for taking part in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052986 pmid:34824118 pmcid:PMC8627401 fatcat:m2ad52eqmfbk7czrofolpqi4si

The DAISY Standard: Entering the Global Virtual Library

Elsebeth Tank, Carsten Frederiksen
2007 Library Trends  
The emergence of the modern information society and the rapid development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has spurred libraries serving visually impaired people to cooperate globally  ...  Users may soon be entering a global virtual library, and the DAISY experience may in many aspects serve as a model for future library developments.  ...  For more than a decade now, modern society has been defined as an "information society"-a society in which both low-cost information and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is in general use  ... 
doi:10.1353/lib.2007.0034 fatcat:xqd2ob5cargxtj2unnk3ncbasy

"Adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by Farmers in Kashmir Division of Jammu and Kashmir"

Yawar Abbas , Wani
2022 Agro-Economist  
(31.7%), and had below 3 lac income from agriculture (54.4%).TV programme -Helo Kissan has greater awareness among farmers for seeking information related to agriculture activities.  ...  The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enhanced extension systems are acting as a key element for improving agrarian situation and farmers' lives by providing access to information and exchanging  ...  Illiterate farmers have more awareness of TV programme-Krishi Darshan for seeking information about agriculture activities as compared to illiterate farmers.  ... 
doi:10.30954/2394-8159.01.2022.9 fatcat:3fw2y7phv5ewxmu435rumd3mpa

TECHNOLOGIES USING TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA

Margaret Koyenikan, I. S. Ohiomoba
2021 FUDMA Journal of Sciences  
Mobile Phone Applications (MPAs) among other ICTs could be veritable tools for enhancing job performance of field staff by facilitating their generation and dissemination of relevant information to adapt  ...  Specifically, it described the socio-economic characteristics, access and dissemination of CSA-related information, use of MPAs for CSAITs and the constraints to usage of MPAs among field workers.  ...  As GSM combines various applications that have audio, visual and audio-visual appeal to individual, group and even mass, it can readily be deployed for EAS provision.  ... 
doi:10.33003/fjs-2021-0502-621 fatcat:f6ztlyo6qfdyhkg5wtj74jp76y

Adolescents' information behavior when isolated from peer groups: Lessons from new immigrant adolescents' everyday life information seeking

Joung Hwa Koo, Melissa Gross
2009 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
However, for many reasons, adolescents can find themselves isolated from their peer groups. According to a study of peers' status among adolescents in the U.S.  ...  Thus, this method should overcome barriers that can arise when collecting data from people from disadvantaged or illiterate, semi-illiterate groups like new immigrants with poor English skills.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.2009.1450460374 fatcat:gikaayvd5vcnvdluxgem7kqj4e
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