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Speech-based Internet access for visually impaired people

Hing Yip Lau

Speech-based Internet access for visually impaired people

by Hing Yip Lau

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Published by University in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Ed.) - University of Birmingham,School of Education.

StatementHing Yip Lau.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17286374M

Braille technology is assistive technology which allows blind or visually impaired people to do common tasks such as writing, browsing the Internet, typing in Braille and printing in text, engaging in chat, downloading files, music, using electronic mail, burning music, and reading documents. It also allows blind or visually impaired students to complete all assignments in school as the rest. As the internet invades our surroundings, the benefits the “internet of things” provides for the visually impaired may exceed those for the sighted. “Smart” home devices like Nest or a wifi-enabled oven allow blind people to interact with devices which have usually been incapable of communicating except through visual .

the Physically, Visually, and Aurally Impaired Access Tools for the Physically, Visually, and Aurally Impaired By Richard W. Boss The use of the word “impaired” rather than the more widely used “disabled” in the title of this TechNote is intentional. “Impaired” has .   On June 30th, Canada tipped the scales towards broader access to books for all by joining the Marrakesh Treaty. This move will allow the Treaty to go into effect on Septem in the nations where it has been ratified, so that print-disabled and visually impaired people can more fully and actively participate in global society.

  Abstract: Visual impairment is one of the big problem in the humankind. Those people need some assistance to perform day to day tasks. This paper describes a device to help those people to read environmental messages, words, letters used in postal letters, daily newspapers, and so on to cope up with the social life. The Web has been demonstrated to be an everyday part of life for some of the visually impaired people who participated in this study, providing equity of access to public information - it should not be a democratising tool only for those with the skills, patience, resources and cognitive ability to .


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Speech-based Internet access for visually impaired people by Hing Yip Lau Download PDF EPUB FB2

The National Institutes of Health says visual impairment and blindness cases may double by Advancing age, poor nutrition, and a lack of eye care could all contribute. The types of vision loss commonly associated with computer problems include: Blindness. A traditional internet experience is.

ModernAssist MyLibrary is a modern Windows Store app that allows visually impaired people to easily access audio and text books online or offline. you can use this app from any device or tablet running the Windows operating system. The app works well with screen readers, providing a book reading experience that is accessible and easy to use for 3/5(72).

App that provides access to global radio stations, podcasts and local and national reading services of special interest to people who are blind and visually impaired. Spotify App for an audio streaming platform that provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies.

Five Great Reading Apps for Booklovers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired since these devices connect quickly to the Internet, they may also function as audio receivers, streaming newspaper reading services and audio recordings of books, magazines, and podcasts in a way that now provides unprecedented access to a vast array of content to.

Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards. The online catalog allows Library patrons with Internet access to search for any talking book in our collection.

Access the Catalog. If you are a registered, active Library patron, call the Braille Institute Library at 1() and ask for Registration or a Reader Advisor to get your User ID and Password/PIN Number. There are several speech-based Internet browsers for visually challenged currently available in the market.

These are proved to be helpful in information and knowledge gathering to the target group. Designing A User Friendly Website For The Blind.

Job Access With Speech (JAWS) (most visually impaired people do not use a mouse). It. Visually impaired people may need to work with text at much higher magnification levels.

This makes any resource they are working with more difficult to navigate. If tutors use the inbuilt heading styles when creating documents, the navigation pane makes it simpler for magnification or screen reader users to rapidly move around the document.

The advancement in computer based systems has opened up many avenues for the visually impaired across the globe. Audio feedback based virtual environment like, the screen readers have helped Blind people to access internet applications immensely.

A large section of visually impaired people in different countries in particular, the Indian sub. The Sightless Internet The most common way for the vision-impaired user to access the internet is with a traditional browser and text-to-speech software.

This paper seeks to describe the barriers to accessing published works faced by visually impaired people, and to suggest ways that these barriers can be overcome. Who are “visually impaired persons?” The term visually impaired persons refers to blind or partially sighted people, numbering some million worldwide.

To develop a voice primarily based email system that will facilitate visually impaired individuals to access email in a problem free manner. Together with providing usage of mail services simply. Android includes a number of facilities for text-to-speech based interaction as part of its Accessibility Service.

In particular, TalkBack, KickBack, and SoundBack are applications designed to help blind and visually impaired users by allowing them to hear and/or feel their selections on the GUI. These applications are also capable of reading.

The Internet for the Blind and Visually Impaired. All of the authors are present, or past, staff of Information and Telecommunications Needs Research (ITNR), a joint venture of School of Information Management and Systems, Monash University, Victoria, Australia and School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

pwWebSpeak is an Internet browser designed for users who wish to access the Internet in a non-visual or combined auditory and visual way. This includes blind or partially sighted users, people with dyslexia or learning difficulties, and users who are learning new languages.

Specialty Reading Products and Services. Read more from Maribel at How to Get the Most from the Bard in Your Book at the Visually Impaired: Many services also offer live audio streaming of their programming over the Internet while others offer access to archived readings through the Internet or telephone dial-in system.

For visually impaired people, SRs remain the dominant technology for non-visual web browsing. Web sites that are designed based on WCAG guidelines are accessible to SRs. But making web pages accessible in and of itself does not make them usable – a problem that is primarily concerned with the “how to’s” of providing a rich user.

While computers allow visually impaired students to access textbooks and handouts independently, these documents must be in the most basic format — free from tables and images. What is even more frustrating is the online software that sometimes comes with textbooks is often not accessible to students who are visually impaired.

Load2Learn They provide books in accessible formats for blind and visually impaired people and other disabilities such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. Blind or visually impaired people can access the books in PDF format or sometimes in word format.

Bookshare provides access to books that are legally scanned for people who are visually impaired or print disabled. The books can be read with adaptive technology or in embossed braille.

Learning Ally is a national nonprofit provider of books in an accessible format for people who cannot read standard print due to visual, perceptual or physical disabilities.Hear2Read is an open-source text-to-speech application that aids learning for the visually impaired.

The application runs on phones costing as low as Rs 7, and tablets as low as Rs 5,Currently, visually challenged people are not able to use computers on their own mainly because keyboards are not user-friendly to them.

With advancement in technology, these people find themselves technologically more challenged. This is true especially in the case of social networking, which these people cannot do without external help. Voice-Mail architecture helps blind people to access e.