Date of Award

6-12-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Publisher

Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019

Department

Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Yi Fang

Abstract

Visually impaired students face extra challenges when it comes to the basic necessity of note-taking. Current assistive technology is fragmented in function. These students often need to combine solutions such as voice recording lectures, hiring someone to transcribe notes to braille, hiring a reader, etc. The amount of time and money they need for these solutions proves to be a great disadvantage, and we wish to provide an easier solution that will give these students a more independent and productive learning experience.

Our solution is an application that can offer intuitive, convenient, and comprehensive access to notes for the visually impaired. We would implement our solution through an iOS mobile application that would allow users to upload hand written or text notes so that they could be organized and accessed through voice prompts. Users with visual disabilities would then have a platform to store and organize their notes in order to increase their ability to learn independently.

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