[AI] Speaking keyboard for blinds in Pune

mahendra galani at chello.at
Sat May 31 01:56:34 EDT 2008

good news. only thing, thatBraille was not , even born in 1761!!!
At 07:44 PM 5/30/2008, you wrote:
>Pune, May 29 (ANI): A group of third year engineering students at 
>Pune has developed a Braille keyboard with a speech feedback that 
>will make typing easy for the visually impaired.
>The students studying at Cummins College of Engineering for Women 
>who developed the project said the device will help visually 
>impaired students to write their examination papers on their own, 
>without the assistance of another person.
>"This keyboard has six keys out of which there are three special 
>keys. Any blind person can easily use these six keys. There are 
>three special keys called done, space and delete. Once a blind 
>person finishes typing an alphabet, he can press done and if he 
>feels he has to delete what he has typed, he can press delete," said 
>Amrita Kharre, a student.
>The keyboard has been designed exactly like the Braille language 
>matrix with three additional keys. The device consists of a Braille 
>keyboard connected to a micro controller and a text to speech (TTS) 
>converter, which gives output as sound that can be heard by using 
>headphone or speakers.
>The students are keen to produce the keyboard on a commercial scale 
>and they also plan to develop its various language versions.
>"This is like a Braille slate. It is similar to that. We can use it 
>without any problem. All visually impaired people can use this once 
>they get to know about it," said Ganesh Pratap, a visually impaired person.
>Braille language was developed by Frenchman Louis Braille in 1761, 
>which is used by visually impaired people all over the world for 
>writing and reading.
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