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Re: JAWS privacy

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 15:59:41 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+=z1WkDa2-6rLOU_d=uFCsYDNdKQszyCDmuf3F=fmeQTe7xSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: michael.gower@ca.ibm.com
Cc: emily.ogle27@yahoo.com, WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Michael nailed the screen reader part.
for speech input some type of "steno mask" -   a hand-held microphone built
into a padded, sound-proof enclosure that fits over the speaker's mouth or
nose and mouth. (wikipedia)
would be necessary. They block outside noise, and hide what the user is


On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 8:28 AM Michael Gower <michael.gower@ca.ibm.com>

> I'm assuming you are strictly addressing the issue of audio being heard by
> others. In most situations, a headset is all you need for JAWS users.
> (Since a refreshable Braille arguably decreases privacy less than inform
> being displayed on a screen, I think it can be ignored in this question.)
> Speech recognition is unlikely to be addressed by anything less than
> someone having a semi-private environment for entering sensitive personal
> information (SPI). Whether speech recognition *decreases* privacy is
> going to depend on the environment. In example, a patient medical history
> that involves some SPI such as a patient's DOB and health number is
> typically taken in a public space in emergency rooms. The
> reception/admission area may be somewhat removed from seating areas in an
> attempt to offer some privacy. But realistically, until a patient is put
> into a private room, privacy in a hospital environment is not really
> afforded with the curtains that partition emergency beds and shared rooms.
> Michael Gower
> IBM Accessibility
> Research
> 1803 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC  V8T 5C3
> gowerm@ca.ibm.com
> cellular: (250) 661-0098 *  fax: (250) 220-8034
> From:        Emily Ogle <emily.ogle27@yahoo.com>
> To:        WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Date:        2018-05-14 07:46 AM
> Subject:        JAWS privacy
> ------------------------------
> Hello everyone,
> I work in Healthcare IT and we've had some questions around how to protect
> patient privacy when someone is using JAWS. What are some strategies you've
> all used? Would headphones be as simple as it needs to be? Additionally,
> what are some ways we can protect patient information when using Speech
> recognition software, such as Dragon?
> Appreciate any insights this group has!
> Emily Ogle
> Cerner Corporation
> emily.ogle@cerner.com

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
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