Re: Vision impaired interface

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Fri Oct 31 2003 - 13:43:06 CST

On Friday 31 October 2003 11:23 am, Alan Dechert wrote:
> Ed,
> > I have used joystick composition of letters on a computer
> > game, with voice feedback on each letter entered. Clumsy,
> > but doable. So the user does not have to speak, and the
> > privacy problem is solved just with that and headphones.
> Can you describe in a little more detail how it worked? It
> sounds like it might be similar to what I've described for
> using the arrow keys.

In this case, for sighted users, there is a beep as the cursor
passes to each new letter, and when the user presses the button
to enter the letter, the letter is spoken. For punctuation,
symbol, and line end entries, the interface just beeps. Yes, it
does sound the same.

The game is Animal Crossing, for the Nintendo Game Cube. The
original game in Japan was Doobutsu no Mori (Animal Woods). I
believe it had a speaking kana keyboard in Japanese.

> --Alan D.

Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
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