Internet Chat System for the Deaf-Blind Using Doubled Braille Display – DB4DB
This paper reports on a proposition of a communication system for the blind and deaf-blind person. The system is composed of a terminal which is named “Doubled Braille display terminal for the Deaf-Blind person (DB4DB).” This terminal equipped with two-lined refreshable Braille displays and its software is based on an Internet chat program. The one line of the display is for confirmation of inputted sentence by the user and the other one is for reading all messages from members who take part in the chat space. The proposal system enables the blind and deaf-blind person to recognize message from another member at anytime, even he/she is inputting his/her message.
KeywordsReceive Message Screen Reader Input Sentence Blind User Braille Reading
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