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Wireless Emanation of Braille to Text/Voice and Vice Versa

  • Aishwarya KordeEmail author
  • Omkar Gaikar
  • Sonam Nikam
  • Smita Rukhande
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1154)

Abstract

India currently has around 12 million blind people against 39 million blind people globally, which makes India home to one-third of the world’s blind population. Telecommunication technology plays an important role in our day to day life. Despite all these advances in the field of telecommunication, the visually impaired people have no access to these technologies, i.e., due to their disability, visually impaired people face trouble in gaining full advantage of mobile devices and computers. So there is a major step that is needed to be taken to bridge the gap between the blind users and the end-users due to technological advancement in the telecommunication field a system was designed for them by interfacing Braille pad with the mobile devices or desktop computers so that dual impaired person can have the access. This system will help the visually impaired people to communicate with end-users using their Braille language. Even the end-users can communicate with visually impaired people by using their preferred language (English language). The system can be used by visually impaired people to hear the received messages as well by using text to speech translator. The project’s main objective is to design and develop a Braille System for the visually impaired individuals that enable them to interact and communicate. By using this system, the impaired people will interact using a Braille pad whereas the visually abled people can interact using their mobile devices or desktop computer via this developed system. The Braille to text translation and vice versa will be done using machine learning technology. The transmission of this converted text will take place using wireless technology that leads to an increase in mobility and efficiency.

Keywords

Braille Visually impaired Text to speech Wireless technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aishwarya Korde
    • 1
    Email author
  • Omkar Gaikar
    • 1
  • Sonam Nikam
    • 1
  • Smita Rukhande
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Technology, Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of TechnologyNavi MumbaiIndia

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