Methods for the Visually Impaired to Retrieve Audio Information Efficiently
Visually impaired persons are able to get large amounts of information through sound, especially speech, but because sound information is time-sequential it is difficult to gain an overall understanding of content in a short time, presenting inevitable issues. This paper described a solution we have proposed a framework for fast listening methods (e.g. for 3 times normal speed or more over) that are the equivalent of visual “skimming” of textual reading materials. Currently we have completed a basic study and preliminary tests indicate positive results.
Keywordsblind user speech rate conversion adaptive speech rate conversion fast listening recording book scanning skimming
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