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Smart Reader for Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI)

EasyChair Preprint no. 3936

4 pagesDate: July 23, 2020


 Visually impaired people cannot access the information which is in the printed format and hence the information is made available for them through a symbolized format like Braille. Though there are many existing solutions for the visually impaired our solution brings out a smart and autonomous system that assists by reading out the page along with page turning mechanism.

The project presents integration of a complete text read out scheme with page turning mechanism and dictionary query feature. Smart reader consists of a web cam which has Raspberry pi as interface to accept the printed book producing an image document [2]. Once the image is pre-processed, OCR package connected in raspberry pi converts it into a digital text document. Finally, the text to speech conversion component of raspberry pi reads out the text through the speaker or headphone and it maintains the overall page turning mechanism and dictionary query.

Keyphrases: Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI), image to text, OpenCV library, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Raspberry Pi, text-to-speech

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {M. N. Geetha and H. V. Sheethal and S. Sindhu and J. Ayesha Siddiqa and H. C. Chandan},
  title = {Smart Reader for Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI)},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3936},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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