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AN INTELLIGENT READING ASSISTANCE FOR VISUAL IMPAIRED PEOPLE

Author(s):

Miss. Prajakta S. Udgave

Keywords:

Raspberry Pi, Camera, speaker, Image processing techniques, Tesseract OCR, TTS engine.

Abstract

Usually many people suffered from visual disabilities. Information access to the written transcription is one of the challenge for blind and visual impaired people except it is represented in non-visual form like braille lippy. A intelligent reading assistant is a need of an effective system for blind and visual impaired people. This paper proposes intelligent reading assistant for visual impaired that captures an image through camera, extract only part of image that contains only text and converts that text content into speech. The variety of image processing techniques are performed on captured image to extract only region of image that contain the text. The Pytesseract OCR (Optical Character Recognition) function of OpenCv for converting text image into text. Espeak text-to-speech synthesizer for listen these extracted speech. The aural output is heard through the speakers or earphones.

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Paper ID: IJSARTV
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 8/4/2020

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