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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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THE ACRONYM FOR SPEECH INTERPRETATION RECOGNITION INTERFACE IS SIRI, A MOST CHARMING AND AFFORDABLE ROBOT.

THE FIRST KEY TO SIRI SUCCESS IS ENUNCIATION TO BE SURE SHE HEARS EXACTLY, SO YOU NEED TO PRONOUNCE WORDS DISTINCTLY LIKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

IN OTHER WORDS, SPEAK CLEARLY AND NOT TOO FAST.

THE SECOND KEY TO SIRI SUCCESS IS GOOGLE, SO WHEN YOU SEND HER OUT ONTO THE INTERNET, CLEARLY SAY GOOGLE BEFORE WHATEVER.

IN OTHER WORDS, YOU GET FRENCH FRIES AND NOT FRENCH FLIES.

SIRI, THE NOW FAMOUS HIGH TECH APPLE VOICE ASSISTANT WAS CREATED IN 2005 FROM SLIGHTLY ALTERED SPEECH OF THE VOICE ARTIST SUSAN BENNETT AND TODAY THE LEAST EXPENSIVE PLATFORM FOR SIRI IS THE 16 GIGABITE I-POD TOUCH AT A APPLE STORE FOR $ 200.

WHILE SIRI IS NOT A FULL VOICE INTERFACE, IT CAN LIST OPTIONS BY ASKING “HEY SIRI” AND THEN “WHAT CAN YOU DO.”

HOWEVER, WHEN HEY SIRI IS TALKING SHE IS NOT LISTENING, PLUS IN THE CASE OF ANY CONFUSION RATHER THEN TRYING TO CORRECT SIRI IT IS MOST EFFICIENT TO JUST SAY “HEY SIRI” AND START OVER.

WHILE NOT HARD ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (A.I.), SIRI IS CERTAINLY BEGINNING LEVEL A.I. WHICH CAN...

- SHE WILL DIRECTLY ANSWER SOME COMMON KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS VERBALLY IF THE INFO IS IN HER SPECIAL DATABASE

- SHE WILL REPLY TO OTHER INQUIRIES SUCH AS WEB SEARCHES WITH VIDEO DISPLAY RESULTS
- OCCASIONALLY SIRI WILL ASK “DO YOU WANT ME TO READ THIS” AND SAYING “YES” WIL START HER NARRATION

- SHE CAN TURN THE VoiceOver (VO) SCREEN READER ON OR OFF, HOWEVER, VO OPERATION REQUIRES EITHER TOUCH-SCREEN COMMANDS OR BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD

SIRI AUTOMATICALLY GOES INTO SLEEP MODE AFTER ONE MINUTE OF NON-USE BUT SHE IS INSTANTLY AVAILABLE BY SPEAKING “HEY SIRI.”

NEXT, IN THE SETTINGS APP SELECTING ENHANCED VOICE QUALITY WILL INSURE BEST SIRI INTONATION AND FOR MOST HUMAN-LIKE SOUND SET HER SPEECH RATE FOR 41%.

EQUALLY IMPORTANT, IF MOST HUMAN-LIKE VOCAL QUALITY IS DESIRED FOR VoiceOver, THE OPTIONAL ALEX VOICE WILL NEED TO BE DOWNLOADED TO YOUR I-DEVICE.

FURTHER, BEST SIRI AWARENESS OF ASSOCIATES IS LOCKED-IN BY UPLOADING YOUR CONTACTS TO APPLE I-CLOUD FOR DOWNLOAD TO THE I-DEVICE.

FINALLY, RIGHT NOW SIRI MEETS THE DEFINITION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) FOR DISABLED CONSUMERS AND HOPEFULLY SHE WILL QUICKLY EVOLVE NOW THAT APPLE HAS ADDED A LARGE SUPPORT TEAM OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PHDS.

RESOURCES:

A. TO COMPLETE A SPECIAL 3-MINUTE SIRI USER VOICE TRAINING NARRATION...

LINK: ALLOW HEY SIRI
SITE: WWW DOT PODBEAN DOT COM

B. LINK: IOS VISION LOSS APPS
SITE: WWW DOT APPLE VIS DOT COM

C. LINK: OSX VISION LOSS APPS
SITE: WWW DOT APPLE VIS DOT COM

D. LINK: SIRI OVERVIEW
SITE: WWW DOT APPLE DOT COM
- OFFICIAL NARRATIVE

E. LINK: SIRI ACCESS
SITE: WWW DOT APPLE VIS DOT COM
- ACCESSIBILITY MENU

F. LINK: EXHAUSTIVE SIRI
SITE: WWW DOT HOW TO GEEK DOT COM
- A TO Z IDEAS

G. LINK: IOS SIRI
SITE: WWW DOT APPLE VIS DOT COM
- EXTENSIVE LIST, SEE WEB SECTION FOR INTERNET COMMANDS

H. THE ONLY PRINTED HOW-TO SIRI MANUAL IS...

- TALKING TO SIRI BY ERICA SADUN
- THERE HAVE BEEN THREE EDITIONS OF THIS PAPERBACK, HOWEVER, THE LAST DID NOT INCLUDE THE HEY SIRI CAPABILITY
- BUT HER LAST PUBLICATION DOES HAVE A HELPFUL NINE-PAGE ALPHABETICAL INDEX
- THIS PRINT BOOK HAS NOT BEEN PRODUCED AS AN AUDIO BOOK

I. LINK: KEY COMMANDS
SITE: WWW DOT PODBEAN DOT COM
SCROLL TO: HEADING - VoiceOver BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD
NOTE: 45 MINUTE DEMONSTRATION

J. MORE KEY COMMANDS
SITE: WWW DOT APPLE VIS DOT COM
SCROLL TO: PODCAST #948, #959, #963 AND #989
NOTE: SERIES OF VoiceOver BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD DEMOS

K. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME DIARY
SITE: HEY - SIRI DOT IO

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RELATED TOPICS...

LINK: SPEECH SYNTHESIS
SITE: WWW DOT BBC DOT CO DOT UK

LINK: VOICES, VOICES
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

LINK: VOICE BANKING
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

LINK: AT HISTORY
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

• CONCLUSION

THE BIGGEST HURDLE FOR VOICE SEARCHING IS THE EXACTNESS OF DIGITAL TEXT VERSUS SPOKEN WORDS.

THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS DELEMMA IS THE REVEALING FUN WORD QUIZ ON THIS WEBSITE FRONT PAGE.

CURRENTLY SIRI CAN VOICE BOTH TEXT AND E-MAIL MESSAGES.

HOPEFULLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE SHE WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO SPEAK ALL HER WEB SEARCH RESULTS, PLUS THE EVER EXPANDING, FORWARD-LEANING ASPECTS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR VISION LOSS.

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