Search engine module in voice recognition browser to facilitate the visually impaired in virtual learning (MGSYS VISI-VL)

Nurulisma Ismail, Halimah Badioze Zaman

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Abstract

Nowadays, web-based technologies influence in people's daily life such as in education, business and others. Therefore, many web developers are too eager to develop their web applications with fully animation graphics and forgetting its accessibility to its users. Their purpose is to make their web applications look impressive. Thus, this paper would highlight on the usability and accessibility of a voice recognition browser as a tool to facilitate the visually impaired and blind learners in accessing virtual learning environment. More specifically, the objectives of the study are (i) to explore the challenges faced by the visually impaired learners in accessing virtual learning environment (ii) to determine the suitable guidelines for developing a voice recognition browser that is accessible to the visually impaired. Furthermore, this study was prepared based on an observation conducted with the Malaysian visually impaired learners. Finally, the result of this study would underline on the development of an accessible voice recognition browser for the visually impaired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-610
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume71
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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Search engines
Speech recognition
Animation
Education
Industry

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Usability
  • Virtual learning
  • Visually impaired
  • Voice recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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