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08/06/2014

Digital system that reads graphs to the blind

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    A new digital system that will allow the visually-impaired to 'read' graphs could provide them with more learning and employment opportunities while also making day-to-day business a bit easier.
    The system will provide a way for the visually-impaired to read the graphs and statistics that are so commonly used today. The device will use pattern recognition, machine learning and segmentation methods to identify blocks of texts or pictures and arrange them in the proper reading order. Once the blocks are properly arranged, the system will use optical character recognition or Mathspeak (the utility for math) to convert the information to audio format.
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