D. Tsonos and G. Kouroupetroglou (Greece)
Document accessibility, Document-to-Audio, Multimodal
Human Computer Interaction, Digital Talking Books.
This paper presents a real-time XML-based architecture
that supports multimodal accessibility of the board and
the presentations in the classroom. This system can
support content from books, or other educational material,
either in printed or in electronic format. It is language and
content independent. This approach includes, as an
intermediate step, the production of Digital Talking
Books compliant documents. Two different
methodologies for the multimodal rendering of
documents’ text formatting, structure and layout meta
data are used, the first based on semantic extraction and
the second on the reader’s emotional state extraction.
Implementation details are also provided.