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A Framework for the Next Generation Screen Readers for Visually Impaired

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 47 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2012
Prabhat Verma
Raghuraj Singh
Avinash Kumar Singh

Prabhat Verma, Raghuraj Singh and Avinash Kumar Singh. Article: A Framework for the Next Generation Screen Readers for Visually Impaired. International Journal of Computer Applications 47(10):31-38, June 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Prabhat Verma and Raghuraj Singh and Avinash Kumar Singh},
	title = {Article: A Framework for the Next Generation Screen Readers for Visually Impaired},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {47},
	number = {10},
	pages = {31-38},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


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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