Speech and Language

  • Abi RoperEmail author
  • Stephanie Wilson
  • Timothy Neate
  • Jane Marshall
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


This chapter introduces speech and language from a clinical speech and language therapy perspective. It describes key challenges that can impact speech and language with a focus on the needs of individuals with aphasia, an acquired language disorder. The specific impact that aphasia may have upon Web accessibility is discussed with reference to existing work which illuminates what we currently do and do not know about speech, language and Web accessibility. The authors provide guidance for accommodating the needs of users with aphasia within the design of Web interactions and propose future directions for development and research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abi Roper
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephanie Wilson
    • 2
  • Timothy Neate
    • 2
  • Jane Marshall
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design & Division of Language and Communication ScienceCity, University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Human Computer Interaction DesignCity, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Division of Language and Communication ScienceCity, University of LondonLondonUK

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