A Mobile Application for Braille to Black Conversion

  • Giovanni Maria Farinella
  • Paolo Leonardi
  • Filippo StancoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9386)


This work aims to the production of inclusive technologies to help people affected by diseases. In particular, we present a pipeline to convert Braille documents, acquired with a mobile device, into classic printed text. The mobile application has been thought as support for assistants (e.g., in the education domain) and parents of blind and partially sighted persons (e.g., children and elderly) for the reading of Braille written documents. The software has been developed and tested thanks to the collaboration with experts in the field [2]. Experimental results confirm the effectiveness of the proposed imaging pipeline in terms of conversion accuracy, punctuation, and final page layout.


Braille Optical character recognition Blind Visually impaired Mobile devices iOS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Maria Farinella
    • 1
  • Paolo Leonardi
    • 1
  • Filippo Stanco
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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