Vocal Programming for People with Upper-Body Motor Impairments

Authors

Lucas Rosenblatt, Patrick Carrington, Kotaro Hara, Jeffrey P. Bigham

Abstract

Programming heavily relies on entering text using traditional QWERTY keyboards, which poses challenges for people with limited upper-body movement. Developing tools using a publicly available speech recognition API could provide a basis for keyboard free programming. In this paper, we describe our efforts in design, development, and evaluation of a voice-based IDE to support people with limited dexterity.

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