[Accessibility] 03/30 Open A11y meeting minutes

Peter Korn peter.korn at oracle.com
Mon Apr 12 13:57:12 PDT 2010


Real-time-text does not refer to human-speech-to-ASCII/UNICODE-text.  
Rather, it refers to two people communicating via text, each typically 
entering text from some flavor of keyboard, with their keystrokes being 
transmitted "in real time" as they are entered.  Rather than only being 
transmitted after pressing a SEND key equivalent (e.g. <CR>).  This is 
seen as particularly important for E911 services, where someone might 
not be in a position to say everything and then press SEND.

You could certainly hook up a dictation system to this, but that would 
be an additional layer on top of the ANPRM RTT requirement, not a part 
of it.  At least as I understand the ANPRM.


Peter Korn
Accessibility Principal

> Regarding the minutes, regarding the following:
> PK: ... The refresh adds a bunch of new rules. One of the notable 
> additions is real-time text for the deaf and a much more significant 
> effort on the deaf and on communication technologies
> PB: On the speech reco angle, did they talk about whether it was good 
> enough for what we want to do?
> PK: I don't remember any mention of speech recognition. The NRPM says 
> at a high level that someone without hands needs to be able to use 
> your app. Doesn't specifically mention speech recognition. Apps that 
> support audio and video chat must also support real-time text.
> This is an accurate representation of the exchange during the meeting, 
> but what I really was asking is, in the case where speech reco might 
> be used to transcribe speech, will the current (or near in) state of 
> the art of speech reco technology be able to provide acceptable 
> real-time text, considering the challenge of large vocabularies, 
> speaker independence, the variety of speakers, and conversational 
> speech?  Or do the requirements allow for the use of real time human 
> transcribers (either local or remote)?
> -- 
> *Pete Brunet*
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