Web Accessibility Perspectives: Voice Recognition


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Video on Voice Recognition

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What is "Voice Recognition"?

Voice recognition can be used for dictating text in a form field, as well as navigating to and activating links, buttons, and other controls. Most computers and mobile devices today have built-in voice recognition functionality. Some voice recognition tools allow complete control over computer interaction, allowing users to scroll the screen, copy and paste text, activate menus, and perform other functions.

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What needs to happen for this to work?

Content must be properly designed and coded so that it can be controlled by voice. keyboard compatibility is the basis for such coding. In addition, labels and identifiers for controls in the source code need to match their visual presentation, so that it is clear which voice command will activate a control.

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