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Designing a Virtual Keyboard with Multi-Modal Access for People with Disabilities

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Prabhu, Vijit and Prasad, G (2011) Designing a Virtual Keyboard with Multi-Modal Access for People with Disabilities. In: 2011 World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, Mumbai, India.. IEEE. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6132196

DOI: 10.1109/WICT.2011.6141407

Abstract

Virtual keyboards or on-screen keyboards are commonly used as a means of augmentative communication by people with severe speech and motion disability. Any such virtual keyboard is characterized by keys’ layout design and method of access. In this paper we present a virtual keyboard that can support multiple modes of access and has an optimum layout based on the frequency of occurrence of alphabet in English text. We have compared our proposed layout against commonly used alphabetical layout, which demonstrates a superior performance of our design.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:23291
Deposited By:Professor Girijesh Prasad
Deposited On:24 Sep 2012 15:23
Last Modified:24 Sep 2012 15:23

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