Assistive Mobile Application for Visually Impaired People

Nayak, Sriraksha R. and Chandrakala, C B (2020) Assistive Mobile Application for Visually Impaired People. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 14 (16). pp. 52-69. ISSN 1865-7923

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Abstract

According to the World Health Organization estimation, globally the number of people with some visual impairment is estimated to be 285 million, of whom 39 million are blind. The inability to use features such as sending and reading of email, schedule management, path finding or outdoor navigation and reading SMS is a disadvantage for blind people in many professional and educa-tional situation. Speech or text analysis can help improve support for visually-impaired people. Users can speak a command to perform a task. The spoken com-mand will be interpreted by the Speech Recognition Engine (SRE) and can be converted into text or perform suitable actions. In this paper an application that allows schedule management, emailing and SMS reading completely based on voice command is proposed, implemented and validated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Application, visually impaired, E-mailing, Text-to-Speech conversion, Speech-to-Text conversion, Outdoor Navigation, Schedule management. I
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 06:54
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 06:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156038

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