Assistive mobile application for visually impaired people

Sriraksha Nayak, C. B. Chandrakala

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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. The System hopes to provide blind people to simply speak the desired functionality and be guided there by the system's audio instructions. The proposed and designed app is imple-mented to support three languages which are English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-69
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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