Re: Help us make programming by voice possible in Linux

Thanks for the explanation, Bill, I was just curious.

Stefik

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Bill Cox <waywardgeek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, Stefik.
>
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Andreas Stefik <stefika@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm not an expert on voice input for programming, but I know the
>> researcher Andrew Begel did some work on this a few years back in
>> Java. Any connection here in any of these tools?
>
> He worked on some cool stuff while at Berkeley, but like many
> university projects, his Spoken Java does not seem to have gained
> traction.  Andrew now appears to work for Microsoft, and hopefully he
> can contribute to accessibility there.
>
>> We've also considered adding voice support into Sodbeans, our FOSS
>> tool for blind users. If we wanted to hook in to experiment with, how
>> difficult is it to incorporate some of these existing tools?
>
> The current tools, VEDICS and Simon, are at a state that isn't really
> quite usable, but which show clearly how close they are.  I would
> guess that it's a good time to get programmers with typing impairments
> involved, so we can guide these projects in a good direction.  I would
> wait until there is a bit more infrastructure in place before hooking
> into it.
>
> Bill
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