The Computer Sciences department is looking for volunteers to take part in a study that will collect audio recordings of two-person conversations. This study is a part of an ongoing research into improving Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. The research is lead by Keith Vertanen (CS).
AAC devices help non-speaking individuals communicate and provide a crucial communication capability for people with conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), autism and cerebral palsy.
During the study, you will be asked to record yourself speaking a series of turns in an existing two-person dialogue. The study takes approximately one hour and will take place on campus. You will be paid $10 cash.
To participate, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a fluent speaker of English
- Be willing to have your voice recorded and shared as part of a public research data set