American Journal of Mobile Systems, Applications and Services
Articles Information
American Journal of Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Vol.3, No.1, Jan. 2017, Pub. Date: Jul. 27, 2017
Braille Converter and Text-To-Speech Translator for Visually Impaired People in Sri Lanka
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Authors
[01] PYN De Silva, IT Department, Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka.
[02] N. Wedasinghe, IT Department, Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka.
Abstract
This research aims to provide visually impaired people to better document controlling in their day to day life using natural language processing. It mainly consists with three main components including Text to speech, Brail converter and Language translator. Language translator, convert Sri Lankan mother languages into Braille language, such as Sinhala language into Sinhala Braille, English language into English Braille, and Tamil language into Tamil Braille. When the visually challenged people used text edition, users are capable to translate those words using mother language translator to translate the natural languages they prefer. Under the translator Sinhala, Tamil and English language could be translated. This system helps to any new user specially the visually challenged people to overcome their real communication issues and day today works efficiency. This system is tested with using three different types of users including school principal, teachers and blind students in Rathmalana Blind School in Sri Lanka. Satisfaction rates among the tested group are high.
Keywords
Braille Converter, Text-To-Speech Translator, Visual Impaired People, Language Translator
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