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VoxLaps: A Free Symbol-Based AAC Application for Brazilian Portuguese

  • Karla de Oliveira
  • Jefferson Junior
  • Jefferson Silva
  • Nelson Neto
  • Marcelle Mota
  • Ana Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9738)

Abstract

This paper aims to highlight the need for access to assistive technologies focused on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), especially those available for the Brazilian Portuguese language, and the problems involved, as well as provide answers to these difficulties through the VoxLaps software, a free graphical symbol-based AAC application for the Android platform, developed under the supervision and support from a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. This group of students and professionals evaluated the software functionality and usability, as well as other ACC tools, in order to compare their performances through the observation-based method and usability tests.

Keywords

Assistive technology Augmentative and alternative Communication Voice synthesizer and Human-Computer interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karla de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Jefferson Junior
    • 1
  • Jefferson Silva
    • 1
  • Nelson Neto
    • 1
  • Marcelle Mota
    • 1
  • Ana Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculdade de ComputaçãoUniversidade Federal do ParáBelémBrazil
  2. 2.Núcleo de Desenvolvimento em Tecnologia Assistiva e AcessibilidadeUniversidade do Estado do ParáBelémBrazil

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