A prototype communication system using the DECtalk voice synthesizer for auditory message scanning has been developed for visually impaired, motor disabled, nonspeaking persons with reduced cognitive skills. The concept of auditory scanning has been optimized based on the DECtalk ability to produce multiple, distinct, and highly intelligible voices for speech output. Individual voices are paired with different system functions so that multiply disabled users can learn to operate a device with varied auditory feedback. A unique DECtalk option that allows a user to custom design his own voice retains the personal and egocentric aspect of communication in this system that often is overlooked in device design.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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