Akashdeep Bansal

Research Scholar (PhD)
Supervisor: Prof. M Balakrishnan
Assistech Lab
Amar Nath and Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Reading Assistant for Visually Impaired (RAVI)

Reading Assistant for Visually Impaired (RAVI) project is funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India (GoI). The main objective of the project is to make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) eBooks accessible for persons with visual impairment. It covers the following three aspects -

  • Navigating and accessing complex equations that is embedded in the text in a comprehensible manner
  • Exploring automatic/semi-automatic generation of text that needs to be augmented for describing a diagram to the visually impaired
  • Issues related to access of Indian language material using screen readers on platforms like Android.
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Inclusive STEM (I-Stem)

Inclusive Stem (I-Stem) is a group of young persons who are blind or visually impaired from India pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and careers. The group aims to be the leading self-advocacy group focused on changing the mindset, the resource availability and opportunities for persons with blindness and visually impaired to pursue STEM education and careers in India. More @ http://www.inclusivestem.org