Usability Evaluation of the MOST Mobile Assistant (SlatTalker)

  • Zoltan Juhasz
  • Andras Arato
  • Gabor Bognar
  • Laszlo Buday
  • Gergely Eberhardt
  • Norbert Markus
  • Emil Mogor
  • Zoltan Nagy
  • Terez Vaspori
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

The goal of the MOST project is to develop a novel, inexpensive, easy-to-use digital talking device for blind and visually impaired users based on off-the-shelf handheld computers (Personal Digital Assistant). The device provides a novel user interface based on a simple menu system and Braille text input, and a range of application programs to support everyday tasks, including clock, notepad, phone and short messaging, email. This paper reports on the usability evaluation of the device, its strategy and implementation, and shows that our approach results in an easy to learn and use system with input speed comparable to sighted users.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltan Juhasz
    • 1
  • Andras Arato
    • 2
  • Gabor Bognar
    • 1
  • Laszlo Buday
    • 2
  • Gergely Eberhardt
    • 3
  • Norbert Markus
    • 2
  • Emil Mogor
    • 1
  • Zoltan Nagy
    • 3
  • Terez Vaspori
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsPannon UniversityVeszpremHungary
  2. 2.KFKI RMKI Laboratory of Speech Technology for RehabilitationBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Speech Technology Kft.BudapestHungary

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