Design of Smart Phone-Based Braille Keyboard System for Visually Impaired People

시각 장애인을 위한 스마트폰 기반 점자형 문자 입력 시스템설계

  • 엄태정 (선문대학교/컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 이정배 (선문대학교/컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 김병규 (선문대학교/컴퓨터공학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.28
  • Accepted : 2012.03.08
  • Published : 2012.03.30

Abstract

Recently, as the smart phone market grows explosively, there exists a large difference of utilization of the smart phone between an usual people and the visually impaired people. In this paper, We propose the character and numer ic input system based on the low cost of braille film and braille for the visually impaired people in order to reduce to information literacy gap for the visually impaired people. The proposed system is designed with the braille film and keyboard layout based on the braille character layout. Additionally, the telephone, the SMS, the abbreviated dial and location transfer function for the emergency situation are designed. The character which inputs using the braille keyboard can be automatically copied in the clip board and used in the other applications. Hence, the visually impaired people can easily use the smart phone for getting plentiful information on the device and network.

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