Audio News Reading System for Visually Handicapped People
Emin Borandag1, Fatih Yucalar2
2Dr. Emin Borandag, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Department of Software Engineering, Manisa, Turkey, India.
2Dr. Fatih Yucalar, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Department of Software Engineering, Manisa, Turkey, India.
Manuscript received on August 22, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on August 29, 2017. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2017. | PP: 22-25 | Volume-7 Issue-4, September 2017. | Retrieval Number: D3046097417/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: Visually handicapped people need to access news sites in an easy way in order to benefit from the working conditions and social rights in their daily lives. Today, there are a variety of software developed abroad with different features for the use of visually handicapped people living in our country. In this study, a software named “Audio News” converting text to speech was developed for visually handicapped people by using possibilities of mobile technology. This software will allow them to listen news on national news sites by entering them with a convenient, easy and fast interface. This software enable visually handicapped people to access information on the news portals. In addition, the usability of information technologies for visually handicapped people was questioned and some suggestions are made for the software developed along with national and international studies in the literature.
Keywords: Audio, Software Developed, Handicapped People.