A Framework for the Next Generation Screen Readers for Visually Impaired

Publisher:
Foundation of Computer Science
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
International Journal of Computer Applications, 2012, 47 (10), pp. 31 - 38
Issue Date:
2012-06-30
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Despite shortcomings, Screen Readers have been the primary tool for using internet by visually impaired. In this paper, we present a framework for an advanced Screen Reader that aims at eliminating the drawbacks that are associated with the existing systems. The proposed framework makes the use of informed search technique to enhance the usability and navigability. Some of its features like background music to appraise the layout structure of web page, mouse hovering to speak out glimpses of the underlying text make the use of image processing techniques. These features are implemented independent of the rest development therefore they can also be used to enhance any existing Screen Reader.
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