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Jack M. Loomis, “Navigation System for the Blind: Auditory Display Modes and Guidance,” June, 2007.

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Smart Touch Phones Blind Assistant System

1Faculty of Information Technology, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Cairo, Egypt


American Journal of Systems and Software. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 3, 72-80
DOI: 10.12691/ajss-2-3-4
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

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Hussam Elbehiery, M. S. Abdel-Wahab. Smart Touch Phones Blind Assistant System. American Journal of Systems and Software. 2014; 2(3):72-80. doi: 10.12691/ajss-2-3-4.

Abstract

The introduced system including the hardware and software actually allows phones to recognize and audibly identify places, orientation and give the ability to route in the close places almost instantly. Smartphones will become an incredible and depending on the cost of the software potentially affordable aid for blind or impaired individuals. In the past decade there has been a huge leap in technology and technological advancements but unfortunately most of these technological advancements failed to consider an important part of the community which is people with visual disabilities that are also known as visually impaired individuals. Still there are many aspects of the digital world that shall be customized by them. In this work we introduce a mobile application that will allow a visually impaired individual to use a touch screen smartphone without any human assistance, In addition to converting this smartphone into a tool used by the visually impaired individual allowing him to walk freely in the outdoor environment, go from one place to another and overcome several obstacles that he might face while being outside.

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