This paper discusses the opinions of people who use communication aids regarding the development of a voice input voice output communication aid (VIVOCA) using speech recognition technology. It uniquely combines the views of users of communication aids with those of speech and language therapists. Semi structured questionnaires were completed by 12 users of communication aids and 34 speech and language therapists discussed the concept of a VIVOCA in three focus groups. A thematic analysis of the information was carried out. Input, output and hardware requirements are discussed leading to specifications that therapists and users perceive would be required for a VIVOCA.
Palmer, R., Enderby, P. and Hawley, M. (2010), "A voice input voice output communication aid: what do users and therapists require?", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 4-14. https://doi.org/10.5042/jat.2010.0277Download as .RIS
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