Sambad - Computer interfaces for non-literates

Sagun Dhakhwa, Patrick A.V. Hall, Ganesh Bahadur Ghimire, Prakash Manandhar, Ishwor Thapa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations


Much of the world's knowledge is captured in writing, and shared through writing, and as such is inaccessible to the one eighth of the world's population who are illiterate. We are developing a software system for the use of this population based on speech and images without written text. We have evaluated basic interaction devices and simple interface metaphors to arrive at the design of an overall interface that is attractive to and usable by illiterate people. We report our usability experiments, and describe our system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Design and Usability - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)3540731040, 9783540731047
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume4550 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007


  • HCI
  • Illiterate
  • Speech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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