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Browsers and speech recognition


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Presentation to a LSE tech talk group about the frustrations of using speech recognition software on some websites.

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Browsers and speech recognition

  1. 1. Using Speech to Browse the Web<br />Kris Roger @KrisEdTech<br />Centre for Learning Technology<br />
  2. 2. Why do I use speech recognition software?<br />
  3. 3. RSI<br />
  4. 4. Dictation<br />Demo<br />
  5. 5. Speech control<br />Dave: Open the pod bay doors, Hal.Hal: I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.<br />
  6. 6. Speech control demonstrations<br />
  7. 7. Frustrations<br />
  8. 8. Best practice for speech navigation accessibility<br />Test keyboard navigation<br />Label everything, inc. form elements<br />Avoid frames or use sparingly<br />Use standard Windows/HTML controls <br />Ensure cross browser compatibility<br />
  9. 9. Dragon browser compatibility<br />Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11<br />Works well with:<br />Firefox 3.x<br />Internet Explorer 7/8<br />Works only using gleebox:<br />Google Chrome<br />Safari<br />Does not work at all with:<br />Firefox 4/5<br />Internet Explorer 9<br />
  10. 10. WSR browser compatibility<br />Windows Speech Recognition (Windows 7)<br />Works well with:<br />Internet Explorer 8/9<br />Kind of works with:<br />Firefox 3.x<br />Google Chrome<br />A horrible experience:<br />Firefox 4/5<br />
  11. 11. Essential reading<br />Guidelines For Speech-accessible HTML for Dragon® NaturallySpeaking<br /><br />Guidelines for Developing Windows applications Compatible with Dragon®NaturallySpeaking<br /><br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />Kris Roger<br />Centre for Learning Technology<br /><br /><br />@KrisEdTech<br />