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ERIC Number: EJ930351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0435
Design of an Iconic Communication Aid for Individuals in India with Speech and Motion Impairments
Bhattacharya, Samit; Basu, Anupam
Assistive Technology, v21 n4 p173-187 2009
India is home to a large number of individuals with significant speech and motion impairments. Many of these individuals are children and neo-literates who have little proficiency in their language of communication. In order to cater to such individuals in India, we have developed Sanyog, an icon-based communication aid. Sanyog accepts a sequence of icons as input and converts the input sequence to a grammatically correct sentence. Conversion of an iconic sequence to a sentence requires linguistic knowledge and resources that are not available for Bengali and Hindi, the two Indian languages for which Sanyog was developed. To overcome this problem, we have developed a novel user-computer interaction model. The interaction is facilitated by a suitably designed interface. The interaction model and the interface designed for Sanyog are presented in this article. (Contains 6 notes, 4 tables, and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: India