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JSW 2023 Vol.18(3): 106-116
doi: 10.17706/jsw.18.3.106-116

Accessibility-as-a-Service an Open-Source Reading Assistive Tool for Education

Shaun Yam1, Peter Chunyu Yau1, Chinsean Sum2, Qi Cao1, Dennis Wong3*
Monika Ciesielkiewicz1,*, Claire F. Bonilla2, and Carlos Olave-Lopez-de-Ayala3
1. School of Education, Computense Unversity of Madrid, Spain
2. Department of Computer Science, UDIMA—Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, Spain
3. School of Ecomomics, University of Valencia, Spain
Email: monikacies@gmail.com(M.C.); clairefbonilla@gmail.com(C.F.B.); carolode@alumni.uv.es(C.O.-L.A.)
*Corresponding author

1School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
2Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore.
3tate University of New York, Korea.

Abstract— As technology evolves, more and more articles and materials are readily available on the internet for the world to use. This project proposes and demonstrates the implementation of an application to further increase the accessibility of web pages, through the use of image recognition techniques, object detection, and optical character recognition (OCR). The proposed application allows users to input URLs and the application will process the web page in under a minute and outputs a modified web page with translated words detected from images.

Index Terms—ccessibility assistive technology, anything as a service (XaaS), optical character recognition (OCR), open-source education package


Cite: Shaun Yam, Peter Chunyu Yau, Chinsean Sum, Qi Cao1, Dennis Wong, "Accessibility-as-a-Service an Open-Source Reading Assistive Tool for Education," Journal of Software vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 106-116, 2023.

Copyright @ 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0)

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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E-mail: jsweditorialoffice@gmail.com
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