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Method for Quadraplegic Clipboard Control Utilizing Emphasized Logical Delimiters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111809D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a method for performing clipboard functions utilizing string specifications for delimiters along with emphasized voice control.

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Method for Quadraplegic Clipboard Control Utilizing Emphasized Logical
Delimiters

      Provided is a method for performing clipboard functions
utilizing string specifications for delimiters along with emphasized
voice control.

      There are a variety of methods for selecting content to be
copied into a clipboard.  The user may select content via swiping
with a mouse, outlining with a block mouse, specifying a starting
point and end point, etc.  Typically the user must manually specify
the delimiting bounds of the areas to clip.  If a user has no limbs
to use for making selections, clipboard function is difficult.

      A quadraplegic uses a voice control system for navigating
through computer interface objects, etc.  Unfortunately, a voice
control system also does not make it easy for clipboard function.  A
quadraplegic user will navigate with commands such as "next word",
"next line", or actual coordinates themselves.  The user deals in
positioning constructs rather than dealing in terms of what is
present on the screen.  This is because a voice control system maps
voiced phrases to macros.  A textual datastream may contain text
words or phrases which intersect with voice control commands.  A user
may voice a text string only to have the system interpret the phrase
as a voice command macro.  A method is needed for allowing logical
datastream delimiters for clipboard function.  The method should also
be made available in a voice control interface.

      In a text embodiment, provided is the capability for a user to
voice a basic voice command macro which indicates the start of a
datastream to be clipped into the clipboard (e.g., "CLIPBOARD").  The
user then states the starting stri...