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Educational Alternatives, Volume 12, 2014

LEIAME: A SPEECH SYNTHESIZER SYSTEM CONTROLLED BY VOICE TO HELP THE DISABLED IN THE READING PROCESS
Giancarlo Cerutti Panosso, Marcelo Ambrosio Stefanello
Pages: 507-514
Published: 4 Sep 2014
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Abstract: This paper presents the development of the LeiaMe, a speech synthesizer system driven by voice, which aims to assist visually impaired and/or motor disability users in the reading process. The idea is to replace the lack of vision of the user by their hearing capacity and, in parallel, replace motor skills by voice commands, eliminating the physical and visual contact with the computer. The developed tool makes use of mechanisms of speech synthesis and recognition, which allow the user to search for files in text format and summarize the contents of these files, resulting in an instrument of practical utility and collaborating significantly with the ideals of inclusion and accessibility.
Keywords: speech synthesizer, speech recognition, disabled, accessibility
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