Communicating Text Structure to Blind People with Text-to-Speech

  • Laurent Sorin
  • Julie Lemarié
  • Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
  • Mustapha Mojahid
  • Bernard Oriola
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)


This paper presents the results of an experiment conducted with nine blind subjects for the evaluation of two audio restitution methods for headings, using Text-To-Speech. We used specialized audio and two voices to demarcate headings. This work is part of a research project which focuses on structural in-formation accessibility for the blind in digital documents.


Accessibility of Digital Documents Blind People Document Structure Text-to-Speech Specialized Audio 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Sorin
    • 1
  • Julie Lemarié
    • 2
  • Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
    • 1
  • Mustapha Mojahid
    • 1
  • Bernard Oriola
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Toulouse; UPS & CNRS; IRIT; ELIPSE et MELODIToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire CLLEUniversité de ToulouseToulouseFrance

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