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IJMLC 2011 Vol.1(3): 284-290 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2011.V1.42

Mobile Application and E-Classes for Increasing the Availability of Information for Visually Impaired Persons

Deepak Kumar and Mohammed Abdul Qadeer

Abstract—The aim of this paper is to describe a software application that converts Mobile SMSs into Braille script with special emphasis on special symbols so that visually impaired people will also be able to read mobile messages and we have also introduced the concept of e-classes for blinds which increases the availability of information for them. At the time of receiving incoming text messages, this application allows user to select the option to convert these text messages into the Braille and then it scans these text messages, converts these messages’ text into Braille script using ASCII-Braille encoding and sends them to the electronic Braille reader or Braille Embosser attached via USB port or bluetooth so that it can be either embossed on paper or 1 can be read directly by Electronic Braille Reader. This application is implemented using J2ME which makes use of it generic because today most of the mobile phones are java enabled. This application also maintains the mobility because devices used here are portable without any role of PC. For measuring the accuracy of this software, we have tested it on over about 100 messages and it provided on an average 90% accurate result when messages do not contain any multimedia content.

Index Terms—ASCII-Braille Encoding, Braille, Braille Transcription, E-class for blinds, Mobile SMS.

Authors are with the Computer Engineering Department, Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202001, India (email: maqadeer@zhcet.ac.in). (email: deepakkumar@zhcet.ac.in).


Cite: Deepak Kumar and Mohammed Abdul Qadeer, "Mobile Application and E-Classes for Increasing the Availability of Information for Visually Impaired Persons," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 284-290, 2011.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3700 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mach. Learn. Comput.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJMLC
  • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lin Huang
  • Executive Editor:  Ms. Cherry L. Chen
  • Abstracing/Indexing: Inspec (IET), Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, Electronic Journals Library.
  • E-mail: ijmlc@ejournal.net

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