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[openFATE 309502] Improve accessibility for disabled users through speech recognition
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 16:07:49 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-309502-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Peter Grasch (bedahr)
Feature #309502, revision 2
Title: Improve accessibility for disabled users through speech
recognition

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Peter Grasch (bedahr)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Linux accessibility has always been a bit of an issue.
Recent GNOME releases are already quite good and include essential
tools like the screen reader Orca.
However, while alternative forms of input exist - for example in the
form of an eye tracking controlled dasher, one of the most promising
input method has been neglected: Speech recognition.
 
I am the co-chairmen of the friendly society simon listens
(http://simon-listens.org/) and for the past few years we have been
working on an open source speech recognition solution called simon
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/speech2text/) .
simon is targeted towards physically disabled people and the elderly.
 
I propose for Novell to partner with simon listens in a project to
implement the necessary steps to make simon an integral component of
the SUSE accessibility solutions.

Business case (Partner benefit):
- openSUSE.org: OpenSUSE Making OpenSUSE accessible through voice control
- would make it easily accessible for a wide array of users who were
- previously confined to proprietary systems where similar solutions
- already exist. Suse Linux Enterprise Edition More and more public
- institutions are considering moving to (enterprise) Linux
- installations. Through professional support and high quality
- distributions like SUSE Linux Enterprise Edition many were able to move
- from more expensive and unstable proprietary systems to free and open
- source software. However, some companies - and especially government
- institutions - need to make their systems accessible to a wide array of
- disabled users - in some contries this need is even enforced by law.
- Making SLES, and on a larger scale GNU/Linux in general, more
- accessible would open up these markets.
+ openSUSE.org: OpenSUSE : Making OpenSUSE accessible through voice
+ control would make it easily accessible for a wide array of users who
+ were previously confined to proprietary systems where similar solutions
+ already exist.
+ Suse Linux Enterprise Edition : More and more public institutions are
+ considering moving to (enterprise) Linux installations. Through
+ professional support and high quality distributions like SUSE Linux
+ Enterprise Edition many were able to move from more expensive and
+ unstable proprietary systems to free and open source software. However,
+ some companies - and especially government institutions - need to make
+ their systems accessible to a wide array of disabled users - in some
+ contries this need is even enforced by law. Making SLES, and on a
+ larger scale GNU/Linux in general, more accessible would open up these
+ markets.


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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/309502

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