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Android-Based Blind Learning Application

  • Abhishek RanjanEmail author
  • T. M. Navamani
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 904)

Abstract

There are lot of people in this world who want to study but they cannot due to some or the other reasons. Blind people come under this category, but they did not build these reasons themselves. Some children are visually challenged by birth. To overcome these issues, we have designed an android-based application named Blind Learning APP (BL-APP). This application (App) will assist learning processes for blind with an easy-to-use interface and a number of inbuilt learning materials. Interface of the app is designed in such a way that anyone can figure where the buttons are lying on the screen and tap them easily. All the functionalities will have the text description associated with it, which will be conveyed to users using text-to-speech mechanism. This app also provides vibratory feedback to the user, with this they can visualise the shapes and learn about it in a better format.

Keywords

Blind learning Visually impaired Text to speech Vibratory feedback Virtual assistant XML styling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia

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