Independent word discovery for people with aphasia

Mmachi G. Obiorah, Anne Marie Piper, Michael Horn

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Abstract

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices help people with speech-language impairments due to aphasia express themselves more independently and fluently. However, current AACs are still limited in that they must be pre-programmed with common words or phrases prior to use. When people with aphasia encounter unexpected and unplanned situations or contexts, they may have difficulty using their AAC device to generate the desired speech. We present the design of an AAC application that uses image recognition technology to give people with aphasia just in time access to words. Our design automatically carries out an extensive retrieval of words associated with a captured image. The relevance, accuracy and usefulness of each word can then be verified independently by the user through an intensive retrieval of images associated with each word.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages325-326
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349260
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2017
Event19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2017 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2017Nov 1 2017

Publication series

NameASSETS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Other

Other19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period10/29/1711/1/17

Keywords

  • Aphasia
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Obiorah, M. G., Piper, A. M., & Horn, M. (2017). Independent word discovery for people with aphasia. In ASSETS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 325-326). (ASSETS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3132525.3134790