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Date:28/01/16

Russian scientists develop first electronic book for visually impaired people

Russian scientists have developed the world's first electronic book for visually impaired people.

"Educating visually impaired people is quite a complex process. In order to make it easier, we have developed an electronic textbook, which is unique in the world. The textbook includes separate modules for students and teachers. That is, during the training they will be able to transmit messages to each other,” Aydar Fakhrutdinov, a researcher at Tomsk State University (TSU), said.
 
“The device can receive files of any format, including audio and video. The user inserts a flash carrier into the textbook, after which the program converts the information. Then, the information is displayed on the operating panel in the form of Braille script, which the user can read by touch. Using a special pencil lead, the user can also set up font sizes on a separate panel to train his writing skills,” Aydar Fakhrutdinov added.
 
TSU scientists say that the next step in the development of technologies for visually impaired people will be connection of the electronic textbook to the Internet. With the help of the textbook, visually impaired people will gain access to any materials.



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