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Representation of web based graphics and equations for the visually impaired

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dc.contributor.author Gunawardhana, CLR
dc.contributor.author Hasanthika, HHM
dc.contributor.author Piyasena, TDG
dc.contributor.author Pathirana, SPDP
dc.contributor.author Fernando, MSD
dc.contributor.author Perera, AS
dc.contributor.author Kohomban, U
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-21T16:40:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-21T16:40:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-21
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/9861
dc.description.abstract With the extensive growth of technology, it is becoming prominent in making learning more interactive and effective. Due to the use of Internet based resources in the learning process, the visually impaired community faces difficulties. In this research we are focusing on developing an e-Learning solution that can be accessible by both normal and visually impaired users. Accessibility to tactile graphics is an important requirement for visually impaired people. Recurrent expenditure of the printers which support graphic printing such as thermal embossers is beyond the budget for most developing countries which cannot afford such a cost for printing images. Currently most of the books printed using normal text Braille printers ignore images in documents and convert only the textual part. Printing images and equations using normal text Braille printers is a main research area in the project. Mathematical content in a forum and simple images such as maps in a course page need to be made affordable using the normal text Braille printer, as these functionalities are not available in current Braille converters. The authors came up with an effective solution for the above problems and the solution is presented in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Representation of web based graphics and equations for the visually impaired en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.conference National engineering conference engineering research for national building en_US
dc.identifier.place University of Moratuwaw, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 83-89 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Proceeding of the 18th annual research symposium en_US
dc.identifier.email lanch.gunawardhana@gmail.com en_US
dc.identifier.email malshanihm@gmaiI.com en_US
dc.identifier.email dilukagp@mail.com en_US
dc.identifier.email dileepa88@gmaiI.com en_US
dc.identifier.email shehan@uom.lk en_US
dc.identifier.email shantha@uom.lk en_US
dc.identifier.email upali@codegen.co.uk en_US


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