… when it comes to interfacing with computer technology, those conventionally seen as “disabled” are not the only ones at a disadvantage. We are all “disabled” by the rigid way we are called on to communicate with technology
… even if we can speak to the machine we are still tied to a script-like mode of instruction …
This has to cope with all sorts of different ways of referring to a standard action like turning on the TV — “TV on”, “turn on the telly”or “fire up Big Bertha”.
This from a brief but interesting article by Stephen Bell in Computerworld.