Research on Fast Speech
Setting parameters of the speech of screen readers were surveyed to show the needs specific to visually impaired PC users. The result shows that most respondents have set the speech rate to the fastest, the pitch to the default (middle height), and the speaker's gender to the male.
- Tetsuya Watanabe, A Study on Voice Settings of Screen Readers for Visually-Impaired PC Users, The Transactions of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering D-I, Vol.J88-D-I, No.8, pp.1257-1260, August 2005 (in Japanese).
- Tetsuya Watanabe, A Study on Speech Interface for Blind Persons - A Survey on Properties of Speech Adopted by the Users of Screen Readers, Technical Report of IEICE, WIT2004-62, Tokyo, January 2005 (in Japanese).
Speech and Screen Readers for Blind Persons