Current Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems designed to recognize dysarthric speech require an investment in training that involves considerable effort and must be repeated if speech patterns change. We present CanSpeak, a customizable speech recognition interface that does not require automatic training and uses a list of keywords customized for… (More)
For many users with a physical or motor disability, using a computer mouse or other pointing device to navigate the web is cumbersome or impossible due to problems with pointing accuracy. At the same time, web accessibility using a keyboard in major browsers is rudimentary, requiring many key presses to select links or other elements. We introduce KeySurf,… (More)
Music listening is an important activity for many people. Advances in technology have made possible the creation of music collections with thousands of songs in portable music players. Navigating these large music collections is challenging especially for users with vision and/or motion disabilities. In this paper we describe our current efforts to build… (More)
The WISP is a novel wireless sensor that uses 3 axis magnetometers, accelerometers, and rate gyroscopes to provide a real-time measurement of its own orientation in space. Orientation data are transmitted via the Open Sound Control protocol (OSC) to a synthesis engine for interactive live dance performance.
One of the major obstacles with current web access solutions for those with physical disabilities is the efficient selection of links and other web page elements. This is especially so for users of single switches. Current solutions simply build a list of the selectable web page elements and use a linear scan to iterate through them, selecting the… (More)
For many users with a disability it can be difficult or impossible to use a computer mouse to navigate the web. An alternative way to select elements on a web page is the label typing approach, in which users select elements by typing part of the label. In most cases, these labels are specified by the page authors, but some selectable elements do not have… (More)