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Programming by voice

Amber Wagner, Ramaraju Rudraraju, Srinivasa Datla, Avishek Banerjee, Mandar Sudame, Jeff Gray
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts - CHI EA '12  
Based on research performed and presented in this paper, a Vocal User Interface (VUI) is a viable solution that offers a "Programming by Voice" (PBV) capability (i.e., a capability to describe a program  ...  There are numerous Initial Programming Environments (IPEs) available that have been created for student use that in some cases have fostered self-discovery and inquiry-based exploration.  ...  (the latter is based off of Scratch's visual block structure).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2212776.2223757 dblp:conf/chi/WagnerRDBSG12 fatcat:5pxfxzqc2fhz7fgpfbbnymprty

Voice Browsing Approach to E-Business Access: A Blind's Perspective

Muhammad Nabeel Talib, Shuqin Cai, Muhai Hu
2010 Computer and Information Science  
Information accessibility on World Wide Web (WWW) still remains to be a complex issue for blind users as majority of websites are invaded by contents, both non-visual (audio) and visual (video & images  ...  and suggested a different (numeric hotlist) approach, in order to make the web more accessible, exclusively for blinds.  ...  Only in China, approximately 12.33 million people of the population have some form of visual impairment.  ... 
doi:10.5539/cis.v3n4p17 fatcat:2ojlteqbbjamddtw52e57o4thy

A Voice Controlled E-Commerce Web Application [article]

Mandeep Singh Kandhari, Farhana Zulkernine, Haruna Isah
2018 arXiv   pre-print
A voice-controlled system embedded in a web application can enhance user experience and can provide voice as a means to control the functionality of e-commerce websites.  ...  Voice or speech recognition systems allow a user to make a hands-free request to the computer, which in turn processes the request and serves the user with appropriate responses.  ...  product data used in this research.  ... 
arXiv:1811.09688v1 fatcat:lnkionfhcveehne2ejurcmp4iq

Using data on digital cellular and PCS voice networks

Shankar Narayanaswamy, Jianying Hu, Ramanujan S. Kashi
2002 Bell Labs technical journal  
In this paper we review the current offerings in wireless handsets that support both voice and data services and also present our design for a next-generation wireless handset.  ...  We discuss the tradeoffs in selecting an operating system and input device, and in designing a user interface.  ...  Gordon Wilfong helped clarify the role of the recognizers in this system.  ... 
doi:10.1002/bltj.2105 fatcat:4hvephb7wzhr7nzdgm4key6rwu

The Advanced Voice Function Assessment Databases (AVFAD): Tools for Voice Clinicians and Speech Research [chapter]

Luis M.T. Jesus, Inês Belo, Jessica Machado, Andreia Hall
2017 Advances in Speech-language Pathology  
An annotated segment of the vowel /a/ for each participant was analysed automatically with a Praat script.  ...  A new open access resource called Advanced Voice Function Assessment Databases (AVFAD) was developed, based on a sample of 709 individuals (346 clinically diagnosed with vocal pathology and 363 with no  ...  Firstly, for all files and for a 75-ms section of Praat's editor window, the incorrect identification of the periods by the program (e.g., situations in which period-doubling or period-halving occurred  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.69643 fatcat:xrxb2hqdhbh4thzqosgrni5bii

VoIP Accessibility: A Usability Study of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Systems and a Survey of VoIP Users with Vision Loss

Jaclyn Packer, William Reuschel
2018 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
Structured abstract: Introduction: Accessibility of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems was tested with a hands-on usability study and an online survey of VoIP users who are visually impaired.  ...  Four different tasks using four different VoIP systems (two Windows-based, two iOS-based) were presented in random order.  ...  For Windows-based systems by level of Windows experience Low Windows experience 3.9 3.0 99 1.3 High Windows experience 4.2 3.9 93 1.1 For iOS-based systems by level of iOS experience Low  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145482x1811200105 fatcat:oezevgmdifel5ku3aooyn2csni

Voice controlled environment for the assistive tools and living space control

Vytautas Rudzionis, Rytis Maskeliunas, Kestutis Driaunys
2012 Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems  
This work is a further development of voice controlled devices.  ...  The key element of the proposed platform is its universal nature, the possibility to adapt the platform for the personal needs and the economical solutions used.  ...  This is true for the blind or visually impaired people: since they have difficulties using GUI type interfaces they are more willing to use voice based interfaces.  ... 
dblp:conf/fedcsis/RudzionisMD12 fatcat:z4yxy2lsibc2jk5ik2xgqag33m

Voice-Activated Applications and Multipath TCP: A Good Match?

Viet-Hoang Tran, Hajime Tazaki, Quentin De Coninck, Olivier Bonaventure
2018 2018 Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA)  
In this paper, we leverage the MONROE platform to analyze the performance of Multipath TCP for voice-activated applications.  ...  For this reason, voice-controlled applications have stringent requirements in terms of delay or availability.  ...  [1] , automatic customer support [2], voice-based path guides for visually impaired people [3] , etc.  ... 
doi:10.23919/tma.2018.8506489 dblp:conf/tma/TranTCB18 fatcat:3ezutpsjbfbzzd3rrcr4vnabmm

AppMonitor: A tool for recording user actions in unmodified Windows applications

Jason Alexander, Andy Cockburn, Richard Lobb
2008 Behavior Research Methods  
This paper describes AppMonitor, a Microsoft Windows based client-side logging tool that records user actions in unmodified Windows applications.  ...  The system currently supports logging in Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, however it could be extended for use with any Microsoft Windows based application.  ...  Acknowledgements Many thanks to the anonymous reviewers for their informative comments, and to the study participants.  ... 
doi:10.3758/brm.40.2.413 pmid:18522050 fatcat:sycmamh4andc7hk6fp2yogco34

Voice Assisted Smart E-Cane for the Visually Challenged using Machine Learning

Adam Filbert Ashwal
2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
This prototype device focuses on aiding the visually challenged in terms of movement.  ...  The device includes a Smart E-Cane implemented using Raspberry Pi and sensors for obstacle, water detection and vibration, buzzer as feedback respectively.  ...  CONCLUSIONS Voice Assisted Smart E-Cane for the Visually Challenged Using Machine Learning, this prototype model is a great electronic aid for the visually challenged and the blind.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2020.6316 fatcat:bdbutoyyobgqzbznpxf2kyyejy

Design and Implementation of a Robotic Arm Assistant with Voice Interaction Using Machine Vision

George Nantzios, Nikolaos Baras, Minas Dasygenis
2021 Automation  
We fill this gap by presenting a low-cost and high-accuracy project to be used as a robotic assistant for every consumer.  ...  The experimental results indicate that the robotic arm can detect and deliver the requested object in a timely manner with a 96.66% accuracy.  ...  Microsoft Speech platform was used for voice operation recognizing the English language.  ... 
doi:10.3390/automation2040015 fatcat:ae3zzc7x3naihm4qqtzbadlbee

Active Ingredients of Voice Therapy for Muscle Tension Voice Disorders: A Retrospective Data Audit

Catherine Madill, Antonia Chacon, Evan Kirby, Daniel Novakovic, Duy Duong Nguyen
2021 Journal of Clinical Medicine  
Both voice techniques and processes can be considered as active ingredients in voice therapy.  ...  Effect sizes ranged from 0.237 (post-SVQ) to 0.445 (post-NP) for a smoothed cepstral peak prominence measure.  ...  Procedure Raters judged the level of the four voice dimensions, including overall severity, roughness, breathiness, and strain, using a 100-point visual analogue scale (VAS) based on the items described  ... 
doi:10.3390/jcm10184135 pmid:34575246 pmcid:PMC8469541 fatcat:qlzdz3q4qndgfaywljxqqmkadi

The "Voice" Has It: Screen Reader Adoption and Switching Behavior Among Vision Impaired Persons in India

Ted McCarthy, Joyojeet Pal, Edward Cutrell
2013 Assistive technology  
We present results from a mixed methods study of screen reader use and switching behavior among people with vision impairments in India.  ...  We discuss the factor that emerges as one of the strongest stated drivers of early adoption, TTS "voice" quality, particularly a "humansounding voice" as one of the key features differentiating free/open  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Microsoft Research India for helping to support this research.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10400435.2013.768719 pmid:24620705 pmcid:PMC3955012 fatcat:p6w77p53lvehhps4fkah2pr5ou

A Real-Time Face Motion Based Approach towards Modeling Socially Assistive Wireless Robot Control with Voice Recognition

Abhinaba Bhattacharjee, Partha Das, Debasish Kundu, Sudipta Ghosh, Sauvik Das
2015 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
(WPA) via a HTML web page for communicating with face motions or with the help of natural voice commands like "Trace 5 squares", "Trace 10 triangles", "Move 10 meters", etc. evaluated on an iRobot Create  ...  The intuitions are based on tracking real-time 3-Dimensional Face Motions using skin tone segmentation and maximum area considerations of segmented face-like blobs, Or directing the system with voice commands  ...  Moreover, being freely distributable, it is available on all windows platforms supporting Windows 98 onwards. The version that we used was SAPI 5 with Visual Basic 2008.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2015.061030 fatcat:dfnfa2ixz5dp7d5wyj552m6i6m

Accessibility requirements for systems design to accommodate users with vision impairments

P. Brunet, B. A. Feigenbaum, K. Harris, C. Laws, R. Schwerdtfeger, L. Weiss
2005 IBM Systems Journal  
The paper concludes with a historical perspective of the evolution of the current Windowse accessibility features and gives insight into future industry directions.  ...  This paper discusses accessibility requirements for accommodating users with vision impairments from the complementary perspectives of the systems architect, the assistive technology developer, and the  ...  General purpose ATs, like JAWS for Windows and the Java Self-Voicing Development Kit 34 (SVDK), must provide both a settings interface and a scripting language.  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.443.0445 fatcat:owuocrx3hrggzcbw6xcqopabrm
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