Vocal Programming for People with Upper-Body Motor Impairments


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


W4A '18: Proceedings of the 15th International Web for All Conference, April 2018, Article No.: 30 Pages 1–10, https://doi.org/10.1145/3192714.3192821


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.