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Universal Accessibility Engine (Contour Detector + Image Capture + OCR + Text to Voice)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246299D
Publication Date: 2016-May-25
Document File: 4 page(s) / 130K

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Ted Drake: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This invention talks about technique to enable accessibility for any software (irrespective of underline technology) without making any code level change.

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                                                                                                            May 24, 2016

Universal Accessibility Engine (Contour Detector + Image Capture + OCR + Text to Voice)

Authors: Ted Drake,  Cherly Aranha,  Sundip Sharma

Abstract:

This invention talks about technique to enable accessibility for any software (irrespective of underline technology) without making any code level change. 

Problem statement: 

Application (Web or Desktop) in Fig. 1.0 contains text as well as image based button. To make form accessible source code need to be modify to add Meta information about the control.

Sample: To make next page button (“>”) accessible meta-information need to be added into the source code. After modifying the meta-information control can be recognize via screen readers.

Same is applicable for native controls also
Adding meta-information for each and every task is a tedious job and require lot of human efforts. After adding meta-information application need to deploy again.

Detailed description of the invention:

Our innovation uses object detection and OCR technique to enable almost all software accessible without changing a single line of code in existing software.

Components Involved:

The Innovation has following four components:

Component 1) Image capture engine: Responsible for taking high resolution image of specific area on s...