Aiding the visually impaired: Developing an efficient braille printer

Anubhav Apurva, Palash Thakur, Anupam Misra

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Abstract

With the large number of partially or completely visually impaired persons in society, their integration as productive, educated and capable members of society is hampered heavily by a pervasively high level of braille illiteracy. This problem is further compounded by the fact that braille printers are prohibitively expensive - generally starting from two thousand US dollars, beyond the reach of the common man. Over the period of a year, the authors have tried to develop a Braille printer which attempts to overcome the problems inherent in commercial printers. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to introduce two prototypes -The first with an emphasis of costeffectiveness, and the second prototype, which is more experimental and aims to eliminate several demerits of Braille printing. The first prototype has been constructed at a cost significantly less than the existing commercial Braille printers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2128-2133
Number of pages6
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-11-2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017 - Manipal, Mangalore, India
Duration: 13-09-201716-09-2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017
CountryIndia
CityManipal, Mangalore
Period13-09-1716-09-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Apurva, A., Thakur, P., & Misra, A. (2017). Aiding the visually impaired: Developing an efficient braille printer. In 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017 (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 2128-2133). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACCI.2017.8126160