Computer-Synthesized Speech and Perceptions of the Social Influence of Disabled Users

  title={Computer-Synthesized Speech and Perceptions of the Social Influence of Disabled Users},
  author={Steven E. Stern},
  journal={Journal of Language and Social Psychology},
  pages={254 - 265}
  • Steven E. Stern
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Computer-synthesized speech is frequently used as an assistive technology for people with speech disabilities including those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this short article, the conditions that lead to speech loss and how people perceive computer-synthesized speech, particularly when it is used by the speaking disabled, are discussed. Specific attention is paid to the author's own program of research that has examined how perceptions of trustworthiness are moderated by the use… Expand

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