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Developing locally relevant applications for rural areas: a South African example
(SAICSIT, in assocation with ACM, 2004)
The digital divide between rural and urban areas within developing countries is vast. We investigate how to address this divide by introducing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into remote rural areas. Our ...
Bridging communications across the digital divide
Connecting people across the Digital Divide is as much a social effort as a technological one. We are developing a community-centered approach to learn how interaction techniques can compensate for poor communication across ...
Open user interconnect and quality of communication
We looked for and found two situations within the South African Digital Divide where constant and severe macro-scale latencies would most likely interfere with the usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ...
Preparation of Deaf end-users and the softbridge for semi-automated relay trials
Following on the development of several prototypes, we have built a semi-automated Deaf Telephony prototype on the SoftBridge platform. This prototype relays text and speech between Deaf users on the Internet and hearing ...