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We need to talk: Rediscovering audio for universal access (A panel)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile HCI 2011 - 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Pages715-716
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 Aug 20112 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period30/08/112/09/11

Abstract

"In all the wonderful worlds that writing opens, the spoken word still resides and lives. Written texts all have to be related somehow, directly or indirectly, to the world of sound, the natural habitat of language, to yield their meanings." Only 22% of the human population accesses the Internet. The larger fraction of the world cannot read or write. Worldwide, 284 million people are visually impaired. And yet, there are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers, and their numbers are increasing. Much of the mobile work by HCI researchers explores a future world populated by high-end devices and relatively affluent users. This panel turns to consider the hundreds of millions of people for whom such sophistication will not be realised for many years to come. How should we design interfaces and services that are relevant and beneficial for them?

Keywords

  • mobile speech, mobile user interfaces, speech user interfaces