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Breaking barriers for people with voice disabilities: Combining virtual keyboards with speech synthesizers, and VoIP applications [article]

Paulo A. Condado, Fernando G. Lobo
2006 arXiv   pre-print
With text-to-speech, a person types at a keyboard, the text is synthesized, and the sound comes out through the computer speakers.  ...  These applications allow people to talk for free over the Internet and also to make traditional calls through the Public-Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) at a small fraction of the cost offered by traditional  ...  EasyVoice is a natural evolution of our previous research and it is our intention to conduct further tests with people with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy has been the main concern of our research.  ... 
arXiv:cs/0606088v1 fatcat:zaash3hyuber5jvk5644nawize

Sibyl: AAC System Using NLP Techniques [chapter]

Igor Schadle
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Sibyl aims at allowing faster typing by means of two predictive modules SibyLetter and SibyWord. SibyLetter facilitates key selection through a dynamic keyboard by predicting next letter.  ...  It takes advantage of a n-gram statistical model applied on letters. SibyWord allows keystroke saving by word completion. It predicts next word using natural language processing techniques.  ...  Now the evaluation continues for the prediction of words and by the addition of a black box to collect quantitative information.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27817-7_149 fatcat:djhr6zkk2jdwrhi4xtwa3qspje

Sibylle, An Assistive Communication System Adapting to the Context and Its User

Tonio Wandmacher, Jean-Yves Antoine, Franck Poirier, Jean-Paul Départe
2008 ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing  
The system consists of a virtual keyboard comprising a set of keypads which allow entering characters or full words by a single-switch selection process.  ...  It also comprises a sophisticated word prediction component which dynamically calculates the most appropriate words for a given context.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank the developers of the SRI and the Infomap toolkits for making their programs available.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1361203.1361209 fatcat:puclvo4b2rdplfw77e6d6fer6u

Evidence-Based Diagnosis, Health Care, and Rehabilitation for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Iona Novak
2014 Journal of Child Neurology  
Safer and more effective interventions have been invented for children with cerebral palsy, but the rapid expansion of the evidence base has made keeping up-to-date difficult.  ...  Parents asked the following questions: (1) what's wrong with my baby? An algorithm for early diagnosis was proposed. (2) What is cerebral palsy and what online resources are current?  ...  Prognosis: 1 in 4 children with cerebral palsy has a behavior disorder and mental health problems also are more prevalent and can go unrecognized.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0883073814535503 pmid:24958005 fatcat:67yfld3owjd5bai54x7vibrhxu

The Effects of Gesture-based Learning with Virtual Reality on Counting Ability for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Shwu-Ling Lee
2012 Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange  
The effects of gesture-based learning with virtual reality on counting ability for children with cerebral palsy. abstract: This study investigated the effects of gesture-based learning with virtual reality  ...  (GBLVR) on the counting ability of three children with Cerebral Palsy (CP).  ...  The Effects of Gesture-based Learning with Virtual Reality on Counting Ability for Children with Cerebral Palsy  ... 
doi:10.18785/jetde.0501.08 fatcat:pmkt4y24pjggxg4zoopcbpyh7i

Assessing the Effect of Game System for Rehabilitation on Rehabilitation of Autism and Cerebral Palsy

Qunxia Xu, Longxiang Chen, Tingfei Zhu, Yun Xu, J.Y. Li, T.Y. Liu, T. Deng, M. Tian
2015 MATEC Web of Conferences  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This study is one of achievements of the project: An interdisciplinary research of early detection, intervention, education for children with autism (12&ZD229), which is sponsored by the  ...  key project of China Social Sciences Fund.  ...  All of them help the children with cerebral palsy move forward in communicating.  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/20152201023 fatcat:sl6odzk3njbxxks6zut66tg6ye

Evaluation of a Word Prediction System in an Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Disabled People

M. Norré
2020 Modelling Measurement and Control C  
This article investigates the evaluation of a word prediction system in an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) software for disabled people.  ...  To improve their communication speed, different prediction and language modeling techniques are used. We present the parameterization of statistical predictors.  ...  i.e. consisting of Blog articles (14,071 words) and an Interview (4,306 words), written by two disabled adults with an athetoid cerebral palsy.  ... 
doi:10.18280/mmc_c.811-409 fatcat:o4idea2u6rb7xnmjts2yuuk5ze

Spatial Cognition in Children With Physical Disability; What Is the Impact of Restricted Independent Exploration?

Emily K. Farran, Valerie Critten, Yannick Courbois, Emma Campbell, David Messer
2021 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
These findings suggested that for children with both learning difficulties and PD, the unique developmental impact on spatial ability of having physical disabilities, over and above the impact of any learning  ...  We compared the spatial performance of children in these two PD groups to that of typically developing (TD) children who spanned the range of non-verbal ability of the PD groups.  ...  A diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy is given when the disorder of movement results from an early acquired non-progressive brain lesion (Rosenbaum et al., 2006) ; individuals with Cerebral Palsy also present  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2021.669034 pmid:34602992 pmcid:PMC8481797 fatcat:havu3cb6xre47jw5kmxpbiggwa

Using Speech Recognition Software to Increase Writing Fluency for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Jennifer Tumlin Garrett, Kathryn Wolff Heller, Linda P. Fowler, Paul A. Alberto, Laura D. Fredrick, Colleen M. O'Rourke
2011 Journal of Special Education Technology  
Reaching the desired target, whether it is for handwriting or keyboarding, can be a challenging and inefficient task for individuals with cerebral palsy and can negatively affect writing.  ...  One of the most common physical disabilities is cerebral palsy.  ...  , provide the student with a choice from the student's list of the general topic.  ... 
doi:10.1177/016264341102600104 fatcat:izi2lsq53vdxbl2o7cqzba777m

Evaluation of a non-invasive vocal cord vibration switch as an alternative access pathway for an individual with hypotonic cerebral palsy – a case study

Julie Chan, Tiago H. Falk, Gail Teachman, Jennifer Morin-McKee, Tom Chau
2009 Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology  
A novel non-invasive vocal cord vibration switch for computer access was designed for an individual with hypotonic cerebral palsy.  ...  The results of this study show that the vocal cord vibration switch provides a promising new alternative for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities who are able to hum or produce vocalizations  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Ka Lun Tam and Pierre Duez for their invaluable technical support.  ... 
doi:10.3109/17483100903278107 pmid:19941442 fatcat:gfgaoqsotvhcbdbxwnmstxeqcq

Brain Computer Interfaces for Cerebral Palsy [chapter]

Pedro Ponce, Arturo Molina, David C., Dimitra Grammatikou
2014 Cerebral Palsy - Challenges for the Future  
The Manual "bility Classification System for Children with Cerebral Palsy M"CS "ottcher is widely used to evaluate and classify how children with cerebral palsy use their hands to handle objects in daily  ...  It is important to mention epilepsy as one of the factors that cause behavior and attention difficulties in children with cerebral palsy. Epilepsy affects to % children with cerebral palsy.  ... 
doi:10.5772/57084 fatcat:jc6kxnvmpzakthwardmpxfcqou

User experience to improve the usability of a vision-based interface

Cristina Manresa-Yee, Pere Ponsa, Javier Varona, Francisco J. Perales
2010 Interacting with computers  
When we develop an input device for users to communicate with computers, we have to take into account that end-users must consider the utilization of the device to be effective, efficient and satisfactory  ...  We describe the combination of a development project and its implementation, with user experience considerations embedded in the process.  ...  Thanks as well to Petra for carrying out the sessions together with the therapists.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2010.06.004 fatcat:vwjnvopzozbhxieppzsdgv27sm

Intelligent Interfaces to Empower People with Disabilities [chapter]

Margrit Betke
2010 Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank her collaborators and current and former students who have contributed to the development Camera Mouse and the assistive software described in this paper  ...  We have observed children with spastic cerebral palsy, for example, who became so excited about a computer game that they were playing with the CAMERA MOUSE, that they involuntarily thrust their heads  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-93808-0_15 fatcat:hye54xhf5zdtlo3mufb3mhvmyi

Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy [chapter]

Mintaze Kerem, Ozgun Kaya, Cemil Ozal, Duygu Turker
2014 Cerebral Palsy - Challenges for the Future  
Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy weeks between the ages of 7 and 16. Upper extremity functions were evaluated with Melbourne.  ...  A treatment of 30 minutes was implemented twice a week for 6 Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy et al pointed that effect of VR on cardiovascular  ... 
doi:10.5772/57486 fatcat:ugedvcwy5zefzbomve6lurje5q

Design Criteria for Educational Tools to Overcome Mathematics Learning Difficulties

Francesco Curatelli, Chiara Martinengo
2012 Procedia Computer Science  
In this paper, starting from the mathematics learning difficulties of motor-impaired people with cerebral palsy, we argue that in this field specific educational tools are propaedeutic to a more informal  ...  Then, we describe some design criteria (concerning the learning strategies, the graphical appearance of the entities involved, and the customization of the activities) and some educational tools we have  ...  in people with cerebral palsy.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.10.061 fatcat:wgxs3u6j7vgdljp5x3luwvkovi
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