Mobile phones for visually impaired

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The International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B) and Chennai (India) based companies, Lattice Bridge has developed mobile phone based technology, which is specially designed to help the visually impaired and tourists find their way in a particular location. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


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User has to call on a designated number and ask question and then user will receive an automated response about their queries. IIIT-B is developing the server application, and Lattice Bridge is designing the voice engine, which converts text messages to speech. Spinfo will provide the geographical content. Initially, the project would be tested in Bangalore and Chennai and later on it would be extended to other cities. If the user has a GPS-enabled phone with bluetooth capability, then the software can ascertain the caller's location more precisely. 

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