Accessibility-as-a-service an open-source reading assistive tool for education

Yam, S., Yau, P. C.Y. , Chinsean, S., Cao, Q. and Wong, D. (2023) Accessibility-as-a-service an open-source reading assistive tool for education. Journal of Software, 18(3), pp. 106-116. (doi: 10.17706/jsw.18.3.106-116)

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As technology evolves, more and more articles and materials are readily available on the internet for the world to use. This project proposes and demonstrates the implementation of an application to further increase the accessibility of web pages, through the use of image recognition techniques, object detection, and optical character recognition (OCR). The proposed application allows users to input URLs and the application will process the web page in under a minute and outputs a modified web page with translated words detected from images.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research is supported by the Macao Polytechnic University research grant (Project code: RP/FCA-02/2022). The research of the fifth author is also supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), Korea (No. 2020R1F1A1A01070666).
Keywords:Accessibility, assistive technology, anything as a service, XaaS, optical character recognition (OCR), open-source, education package.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cao, Dr Qi and Yau, Dr Peter C Y
Authors: Yam, S., Yau, P. C.Y., Chinsean, S., Cao, Q., and Wong, D.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Journal of Software
Publisher:Academy Publisher
ISSN (Online):1796-217X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Software 18(3):106-116
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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