An Open Source Web Browser for Visually Impaired

  • Jing Xiao
  • GuanNeng Huang
  • Yong Tang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4681)


With the rapid development of WWW, HTML documents become one of the main file formats on the Web. However, blind people find difficulty in accessing the HTML documents for their complex structure and visual reliability. The main methods for the blind to browse the web pages are through screen reader and text web browser with TTS engine. These methods can only read text on the screen without knowing the relationship among the texts. It’s very difficult and time consuming to find out some information from a bunch of texts. In this paper, a special web browser called eGuideDog is designed for the visually impaired people. This web browser can extract the structure and the content of an HTML document and represent it in the form of audio. It helps the blind finding out information they concern more quickly.


Blind People Screen Reader Impaired People Blind User Anchor Text 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Xiao
    • 1
  • GuanNeng Huang
    • 1
  • Yong Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, SUN Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510275P.R. China

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