ALEX: a mobile speech and language learning assistant

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ConferenceSeventh Workshop on Speech (and Sound) in Mobile and Pervasive Environments in conjunction with MobileHCI'12 the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 21 September 2012, San Francisco, California, USA
Subjectmobile computing; interface design; mobile learning; assistive technology; speech and language support
AbstractFor a very large number of adults in developed countries, tasks such as reading, understanding, and using everyday items are a challenge. Many community-based organizations offer resources and support for adults with limited literacy skills; unfortunately, current programs have difficulty reaching and retaining those that would benefit most. To address these challenges, we have developed a mobile application to support literacy programs and to assist low-literacy adults in today's information-centric society. ALEX© (Adult Literacy support application for EXperiential learning) is a mobile speech and language assistant that is designed to be used both in the classroom and in daily life in order to help low-literacy adults become increasingly literate and independent.
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AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21267972
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