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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
    • Frequency:  Quarterly 
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2024 Vol.16(1): 52-56
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2024.V16.1254

Voice-to-Braille Translation System for Promoting Braille Learning

Ian Herrera*, Juan J. Carreras, and Rutilio Nava
Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Modelo, Mérida, México
Email: 15222025@mode1o.edu.mx (I.H.); 15221815@modelo.edu.mx (F.B.L.); rutilio.navam@modelo.edu.mx (F.C.L.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received November 27, 2023; revised December 25, 2023; accepted January 4, 2024; published March 26, 2024

Abstract—The Braille system is vital for deafblind individuals, aiding their education and communication. However, Braille learning often relies on educator support. This paper outlines the development of a Braille printer converting voice input to Braille using an old ink printer to enhance communication to deafblind. The process includes designing the prototype, modifying the mechanism, and creating the control system. The innovation tackles key issues by enabling real-time voice-to-Braille translation, thereby enhancing communication. Repurposing materials and utilizing an existing printer infrastructure reduce costs and environmental impact, thus promoting sustainability. This approach has the potential to transform education and communication for the deafblind, fostering independence, cost-effectiveness, and environmental responsibility. The results demonstrate the effective operation of the mechanism, as it seamlessly translates voice input into accurate Braille output.

Keywords—braille printer, deaf blindness, biomedical engineering, education


Cite: Ian Herrera, Juan J. Carreras, and Rutilio Nava, "Voice-to-Braille Translation System for Promoting Braille Learning," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 52-56, 2024.

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