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Introducing voice control — Widening the perspective

  • Ian French
  • Philip Halford
  • Jill Hewitt
  • John Sapsford-Francis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 860)

Abstract

This paper describes the development of a multimedia tutorial system which is designed to encourage more people to use voice controlled systems. A three part tutorial takes a user through a first introduction at an exhibition or assessment centre, an intermediate learning level designed to improve performance in using speech controlled systems and finally an application oriented tutorial designed to accelerate learning to ‘expert user’ status. The system is designed to be used in hands-free mode right from the first access by a new user, thus giving the disabled user more independence of use throughout their training, hence minimising the need for third party assistance.

Keywords

Speech Controlled Systems Hands-Free Operation Tutorial System Multimedia Tutorial 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian French
    • 1
  • Philip Halford
    • 2
    • 1
  • Jill Hewitt
    • 1
  • John Sapsford-Francis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HertfordshireHatfieldEngland
  2. 2.Compris Consulting Ltd, Studio IILondon

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