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Graphs for the visually impaired

Visually impaired people can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, thanks to a new affordable digital reading system. [s]Zee News[/s] reports that opening up new career paths and educational opportunities for people with vision impairment, the system combines a number of pattern recognition technologies into a single platform and, for the first time, allows mathematics and graphical material to be extracted and described without sighted intervention.

Senior lecturer Dr Iain Murray of [b]Curtin University’s Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering[/b] said the system runs on very inexpensive platforms, with an expected production cost as low as $100 per device, allowing it to be affordable to many people around the world and hopefully make a difference in third world countries.

[link url=http://zeenews.india.com/news/science/new-gadget-to-help-blind-read-graphs_951292.html]Full Zee News report[/link]

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