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Spoken Interfaces

Spoken Interfaces

Nonstop MOOC on methods and technologies for accessibility
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This course is part of the larger module "Methods and technologies for accessibility and their evaluation" which consists of over 25 modules (1 ECT each). If you want to become an expert at creating digitally accessible services, make sure to check them out.

Study format
Application period
6 August 2023 – 1 December 2024
Study period
6 August 2023 – 31 December 2024
Hosting university
Tampere University
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Learning outcomes

Learning Outcome 1

The student will know the principles of spoken interaction and the main technologies and methods to create accessible spoken interfaces.


Learning Outcome 2

The students will also gain insigts in applying voice assistants to enhance accessibility.


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This thematic module covers the main principles of speech-based human-technology interaction, focusing on spoken interfaces which facilitate accessibility. Agent design for spoken interfaces. This includes both speech output (e.g., spoken prompts for people with visual disabilities) and speech input (e.g., speech control for physically disabled personnel). The students will also be introduced to different Voice Assistants and how they are being used in facilitating accessibility in the real-world.

Hosting university

Tampere University

Tampere University