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Development of a voice recognition based system to help physically disabled people use the facebook

  • Salem Mohamad Ali Enajeh
  • Nadire Cavus
  • Dogan IbrahimEmail author


Social network sites (SNSs) have become so popular that the number of people joining and actively participating on such sites is increasing on a daily basis. Although there are several SNSs, Facebook is currently the most popular and most commonly used. SNSs have primarily been developed with able-bodied people in mind and as a result of this, people with disabilities find it difficult to join and participate on these sites. Furthermore, this topic has received little attention by researchers around the world. Facebook pages usually consist of text, graphics, and sound where the users navigate through the pages using a mouse. As a step towards addressing this need and finding a possible elegant solution, the authors have developed a voice-activated PC-based system (called NEU-FACE) in the form of an interface to Facebook. With the aid of this system, a person with a physical disability can join and participate in Facebook by giving voice commands to manage the typical Facebook activities.


Disability Physically disabled people Facebook Social networking sites Online communities Computer use 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salem Mohamad Ali Enajeh
    • 1
  • Nadire Cavus
    • 2
  • Dogan Ibrahim
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceHigher Institute of Engineering TechnologyTripoliLibya
  2. 2.Department of Computer Information SystemsNear East UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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