Advanced Aid for Visually Impaired for Reading Text Online
Prasaanth.N1, Parish Vyas2, Rahul Tolani3, Sandhya Pati4
1Prasaanth Neelakandan, Bachelor of Engineering in Computers, Institute of Technology, Mumbai University India.
2Parish Vyas, Bachelor of Engineering in Computers, Mumbai University, Tata Consultancy Services, India.
3Rahul Tolani, Bachelor of Engineering in Computers, Mumbai University, Tata Consultancy Services, India.
4Sandhya Pati, Master of Engineering in Computers, Institute of Technology, Mumbai University India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on December 16, 2012. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2012. | PP: 62-66 | Volume-2, Issue-2, December 2012. | Retrieval Number: B0837112212 /2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The tremendous growth in technology in today’s world has made it feasible to provide the visually impaired with means that enable them to use the computer and all associated technologies like the internet for the same functions as others do. The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) aspects involved in making a computing device available to a visually impaired person differ largely from that for a normal person using a computer. This paper provides detailed information about a developed application which would enable and facilitate the visually impaired in connecting to the e-world. Our paper is an advanced and extensive description of this application that allows them to read websites online through the conversion of text to Braille language. This application has a special feature of voice commands through which user can give input in the form of speech as well as obtain the output in the form of speech. A previous paper on the same is the technical description of the previously developed system. This paper is a proposed and advanced model of the developed system highlighting its flaws and deficiencies and suggesting comprehensive changes and how to implement the same in the application design and construction of the original application.
Keywords: Braille, Computer Applications, Human Computer Interaction, Voice Commands.