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Beyond being human

Is human conversation the gold standard for designing voice assistants ? 
What are the accessibility consiquences for designing so? 
Do we need to go beyond being human while designing these technologies? 

Intro

During my tenure at the Human-centered computing Lab at UMBC, I researched the voice design guidelines of google, amazon, apple, and Alibaba. This helped me evaluate the accessibility consequences of their current voice interaction modal and suggest better alternatives. 

Team

Stacy Branham
Ravi Kuber

Timeline

6-7 months

Research published

  1. Beyond being human: The (in)accessibility consequences of modeling VAPAs after human-human conversation. iConference 2019 Proceedings
  2. Reading Between the Guidelines: How Commercial Voice Assistant Guidelines Hinder Accessibility for Blind Users. ASSETS '19

Presentation

Contact me

+1 4109007256
rishinr29@gmail.com

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