Voice interaction for accessible immersive video players

Hughes, CJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-6660 and Paton, J 2021, Voice interaction for accessible immersive video players , in: HUCAPP 2021 : 5th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, 8th-10th February 2021, Online.

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Abstract

Immersive environments present new challenges for all users, especially those with accessibility requirements. Once a user is fully immersed in an experience, they no longer have access to the devices that they would have in the real world such as a mouse, keyboard or remote control interface. However these users are often very familiar with new technology, such as voice interfaces. A user study as part of the EC funded Immersive Accessibility (ImAc) project identified the requirement for voice control as part of the projects fully accessible 360o video player in order to be fully accessible to people with sight loss. An assessment of speech recognition and voice control options was made. It was decided to use an Amazon Echo with a node.js gateway to control the player through a web-socket API. This proved popular with users despite problems caused by the learning stage in the command structure required for Alexa, the timeout on the Echo and the difficulty of working with Alexa whilst wearing headphones. The web gateway proved to be a robust control mechanism which lends itself to being extended in various ways.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP
Publisher: Scitepress
ISBN: 9789897584886 (online)
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Depositing User: Dr Chris Hughes
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 10:15
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:06
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59557

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