Open source technologies for visually impaired people

  • Patrizia Boccacci
  • Veronica Carrega
  • Gabriella Dodero
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 234)


We describe two open source applications which we have experienced as very useful aids for the integration of people suffering from visual impairments, from hypovision to actual blindness. The first application is based on speech synthesis and has been experienced by disabled university students. The second experience is oriented to schoolchildren with low residual vision, and it provides their educators and parents with easy to use tools for image manipulation, especially designed for exploiting residual visual abilities.


Open Source Open Source Software Speech Synthesis Open Source Tool Impaired People 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrizia Boccacci
    • 1
  • Veronica Carrega
    • 1
  • Gabriella Dodero
    • 2
  1. 1.DISIUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Free University of BozenBozenItaly

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