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Abstract



For various years programming was the answer to help many obstacles that faces millions of people. Programming helped people in many ranges and solved many problems in many fields. For blind and visually impaired person who must use a computer is a very hard task. Math was the most hard and difficult thing to work on and to understand for blind and visually impaired. This made it a close path for a blind and visually impaired person who wants to use a computer and want to answer a mathematical question using a calculator. Therefore, a calculator must be created which has the abilities to speak and interacts with the user with disabilities. These days any person can make or build a program using programming. For most programmers Visual Basic was the answer for building programs. Visual Basic is the most preferred programming language. It started as a very simple one (called BASIC) in the days of dos and early windows/macs. As it evolved, and other languages were developed, it was usually relegated to first-time programmers. It is still recommended as a Beginners first language, but it has come on a lot since it was first released, and is often chosen over C++ because of the speed at which professional applications can be created using it. The major jump was from 16 bit to 32 bit in VB5 (you could also buy a 32 bit version of VB4). Visual Basic 6 was released late in 1998, and was used for this project. For a blind and visually impaired person was a hard task to create a special calculator that uses voice activation and text to speech. Visual Basic was found to fit all the needs for this project. Various calculators were designed for the blind and visually impaired, all were just standard type. For this project a high quality calculator was designed for the blind and visually impaired that uses scientific functions that relates to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. This calculator was created with voice activation and uses text to speech objects. The voice activated calculator is a unique calculator, no other calculator have been created that uses voice activation for blind and visually impaired. This voice activated calculator was designed so the user talks to the calculator with a microphone and then the calculator responds back and gives the user the information he needs by answering the mathematical question. The voice activated calculator was found to be the calculator with more functions than any other calculator and easier to use.




Objective



1. To help blind and visually impaired use understandable and easy voice-calculator.
2. To encourage blind and visually impaired to use math using calculator.
3. To design a calculator that uses voice-activation and text to speech.
4. To provide and include additional math functions that no other voice-calculator have.



Hypothesis



Most all computer and programming languages tend to get better when considering new functions, methods, procedures, and component, because technology is growing and new ideas and options are appearing for the world. Using the component voice activation (Microsoft Direct Speech Recognition) in Visual Basic is a new idea for a voice calculator with a combination of text to speech (Microsoft Voice Text) that will help the blind and the visually impaired. Could the component of Microsoft Direct Speech Recognition work better with the voice calculator that has text to speech (Microsoft Voice Text) when compared with other voice calculators?



Materials



1. AMD Athlon