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Presentation 2011-05-20 11:15
Perception Characteristics for Visually Impaired and Blind People for Text-reading Voice
Kazuo Kamata, Yoshiteru Matsumoto (Utsunomiya Univ.), Teruyoshi Fujinuma (ISTAL), Shunichi Yonemura (NTT) WIT2011-3
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Visually impaired and blind people utilise aural messages as alternative ones for usual visual materials. In this report, perception experiment with visually impaired and blind people was conducted to investigate the relationship with features of text-reading voices (synthetic voices), content of text, and individual user characteristics. Subjects who use screen reader in everyday life prefer typical synthetic voice compared to those who do not use PCs. We point out certain issues for improving use situation of this kind of synthetic voice service for visually impaired and blind people.
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(in English) Text reading / Synthetic voice / Aural perception / Visually impaired and blind people / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 111, no. 58, WIT2011-3, pp. 13-18, May 2011.
Paper # WIT2011-3 
Date of Issue 2011-05-13 (WIT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee WIT  
Conference Date 2011-05-20 - 2011-05-21 
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Place (in English) Niigata Univ. 
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Conference Code 2011-05-WIT 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Perception Characteristics for Visually Impaired and Blind People for Text-reading Voice 
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Keyword(1) Text reading  
Keyword(2) Synthetic voice  
Keyword(3) Aural perception  
Keyword(4) Visually impaired and blind people  
1st Author's Name Kazuo Kamata  
1st Author's Affiliation Utsunomiya University (Utsunomiya Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Yoshiteru Matsumoto  
2nd Author's Affiliation Utsunomiya University (Utsunomiya Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Teruyoshi Fujinuma  
3rd Author's Affiliation Integrated System Lab. (ISTAL)
4th Author's Name Shunichi Yonemura  
4th Author's Affiliation NTT (NTT)
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Date Time 2011-05-20 11:15:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
Registration for WIT 
Paper # WIT2011-3 
Volume (vol) vol.111 
Number (no) no.58 
Page pp.13-18 
Date of Issue 2011-05-13 (WIT) 

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