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Authors: Leonelo D. A. Almeida 1 ; Elaine C. S. Hayashi 1 ; Júlio C. Reis 2 ; Paula D. P. Costa 1 ; M. Cecilia C. Baranauskas 1 and José Mario De Martino 1

Affiliations: 1 University of Campinas, Brazil ; 2 University of Campinas and Center for Information Technology Renato Archer, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-8425-56-0

Keyword(s): Inclusive social networks, Talking heads, Facial animation.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Accessibility and Usability ; Collaborative and Social Interaction ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Human-Computer Interaction ; Society, e-Business and e-Government ; Software Agents and Internet Computing ; Web 2.0 and Social Networking Controls ; Web Information Systems and Technologies

Abstract: Vila na Rede is an Inclusive Social Network (ISN) system developed as a product of e-Cidadania's Project, with the objective of being accessible to a broad variety of users, including those less familiar with technology or with low literacy skills. Different features were incorporated into Vila na Rede in order to provide its users with scaffolding learning support that helps them profit more from the system. One of these features is the Virtual Presenter, a speech synchronized facial animation system integrated to a text-to-speech synthesizer (TTS) that allows users to have textual information alternatively presented by a talking head. This paper investigates the integration of the Virtual Presenter into Vila na Rede system, and discusses results of activities conducted with the target audience to evaluate this new feature at the ISN.

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D. A. Almeida, L.; C. S. Hayashi, E.; C. Reis, J.; D. P. Costa, P.; Cecilia C. Baranauskas, M. and De Martino, J. (2011). AUGMENTING ACCESSIBILITY IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Virtual Presenter.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-56-0, pages 225-234. DOI: 10.5220/0003471502250234

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author={Leonelo D. A. Almeida. and Elaine C. S. Hayashi. and Júlio C. Reis. and Paula D. P. Costa. and M. Cecilia C. Baranauskas. and José Mario De Martino.},
title={AUGMENTING ACCESSIBILITY IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Virtual Presenter},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2011},
pages={225-234},
publisher={SciTePress},
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doi={10.5220/0003471502250234},
isbn={978-989-8425-56-0},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - AUGMENTING ACCESSIBILITY IN SOCIAL NETWORKS - A Virtual Presenter
SN - 978-989-8425-56-0
AU - D. A. Almeida, L.
AU - C. S. Hayashi, E.
AU - C. Reis, J.
AU - D. P. Costa, P.
AU - Cecilia C. Baranauskas, M.
AU - De Martino, J.
PY - 2011
SP - 225
EP - 234
DO - 10.5220/0003471502250234

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