Theory Slut (fatmuttony) wrote in suggestions,
Theory Slut

Voice Recognition Software

Voice Recognition Software

Short, concise description of the idea
I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to navigate through LJ. Some links are very difficult to access and not voice recognition (VR) software friendly.

Full description of the idea
For example, I have to hover over the "Journal..." link to open up the "Recent" link. Using Voice Recognition software, I say, "Click Recent." to activate the link, but to get it to be visible is a pain, as I have to deftly command the pointer to pass over the "Journal..." link.

Also, there are far too many links on each screen, and mispronouncing a word usually takes me to a random, bizarre screen, and all my typed out text is lost when I come back.

Also, the ALT text that you enter into each Image is what VR software uses to activate that icon/graphic-button. Please keep these ALT text tags simple, and regular English words.

Have you thought about making LJ more Voice Recognition friendly?

An ordered list of benefits
  • disabled users will be able to work easily
  • users afflicted with RSI usually use VR software

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • may require large amount of rework

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Make each link visible initially, should be no need to hover over one link to reveal another
  • simplify ALT text used to reference graphic-buttons and icons
  • try and avoid duplication of links/ALT text tags in each screen
Tags: accessibility, § historical
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