Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Software for physically challenged users

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  1. Enabling the Differently-Abled People with Free Software

    One Day Workshop Held in JNTU

    How free and open source software can help the differently-abled, either visually or physically challenged, in accessing computers and technology was demonstrated today in a workshop held in JNTU Hyderabad. The workshop organised by Swecha, a not-for-profit organisation working for promoting free software, was inaugurated by JNTU Principal Professor N V Ramana Rao in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) lab of the CSE Department of the University.

    http://ncar2010.fsmi.in/seminar-free-software-physically-challenged-users-jntuh-college-engghyderabad

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  2. THIS COULD BE HELPFULL TO PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

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  3. software such as voice command could serve as a usefull resource

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  4. DRAGON software

    NaturallySpeaking utilizes a minimal user interface. As an example, dictated words appear in a floating tooltip as they are spoken (though there is an option to set this feature so it is not displayed to increase speed), and when the speaker pauses, the program transcribes the words into the active window at the location of the cursor (Dragon does not support dictating to background windows). The software has three primary areas of functionality: dictation, text-to-speech and command input. The user is able to dictate and have speech transcribed as written text, have a document synthesized as an audio stream, or issue commands that are recognized as such by the program. In addition, voice profiles can be accessed through different computers in a networked environment, although the audio hardware and configuration must be identical on both machines. The Professional version allows creation of custom commands to control programs or functions not built into NaturallySpeaking

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  5. This type of software can help alot of people that are mentally or phisically disabled. Alot of people can't get a job bacause of their disabilaties. Now things in life would get better because of new technology that comes out daily.

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  6. Fisies gestremde individue vereis alternatiewe invoer toestelle in om die rekenaar te gebruik. Hierdie toestelle wissel van spraakherkenning programme te alternatiewe rekenaar sleutelborde. Hierdie toestelle vir die fisies gestremde hulle met aanpasbare opsies, in die vorm van rekenaar hardeware en sagteware, wat hulle help om in die uitskakeling van grense van gestremdheid en die gebruik van 'n rekenaar

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  7. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is a line of speech-to-text software engineered by Nuance Corporation. At its most basic level, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 acts as a virtual scribe, listening to the user through a microphone and transcribing the spoken words into electronically editable text. On a deeper level however, Dragon NaturallySpeaking can empower the physically disabled to not only produce documents but also to use their computer effectively and easily, using only voice.
    Installing, configuring, and calibrating the software is extremely simple. If a physically disabled user cannot use a mouse and keyboard however, they will need someone else's help during the initial set up of the software. The calibration session, or training, helps the program adjust itself to the subtleties of a particular voice. The more training done, the better the recognition accuracy. However, the software also learns on-the-fly as users correct mistakes and continue to use the program.http://voices.yahoo.com/speech-text-software-physically-challenged-1697759.html

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  8. Fisiese gestremde persone het skere programme nodig wat hulle kan help,hierdie programme sluit in van spraakherkennings toestelle tot n alternatiewe sluetelbord.

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  9. Fisiese gestremde individuele het spesifieke spesiale toestelle wat hulle help om die rekenaar te gebruik. Die toestelle wissel van alternatiewe sleutelborde en spraakherkenning.

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  10. This type of software can help alot of people that are mentally or phisically disabled. Alot of people can't get a job bacause of their disabilaties. Now things in life would get better because of new technology that comes out daily.NaturallySpeaking utilizes a minimal user interface. As an example, dictated words appear in a floating tooltip as they are spoken (though there is an option to set this feature so it is not displayed to increase speed), and when the speaker pauses, the program transcribes the words into the active window at the location of the cursor (Dragon does not support dictating to background windows). The software has three primary areas of functionality: dictation, text-to-speech and command input. The user is able to dictate and have speech transcribed as written text, have a document synthesized as an audio stream, or issue commands that are recognized as such by the program. In addition, voice profiles can be accessed through different computers in a networked environment, although the audio hardware and configuration must be identical on both machines. The Professional version allows creation of custom commands to control programs or functions not built into NaturallySpeaking


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  11. With the advent of these devices, now it is possible for people with disabilities to use the various machines, including the computer. One such device is the 'Tongue Drive System', wherein a small magnet is implanted in the users tongue and the user has to move his tongue in order to move the cursor. Unlike the other parts of the body, which are controlled by brain through the spinal cord, tongue is directly connected to the brain by a cranial nerve. The cursor can also be guided by off-the-shelf trackballs and foot pedals instead of computer mouse.

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  12. Gestremdheid is n probleem in ons aledaagse lewens en maak sekere goed vir ons moeilik om te doen. Maar in vandag se tyd met die toegang tot n hoe vlak van breinstof was dit moontlik gemaak om gestremde mense die toegang te gee tot die gebruik van vele masjienerie en rekenaar gewyse toestelle deur middel van spraak ontledings programatuur gebruik te maak. Die programatuur stel die verbruiker (gestremde) in staat om die toestel te gebruik en te herformateer.

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  13. Fisiese gestremde individuele het spesifieke spesiale toestelle wat hulle help om die rekenaar te gebruik, die toestelle wissel van alternatiewe sleutelborde en spraakherkenning.

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