Communication Aid for the Deaf and Mute
Kabba, Joseph Timothy
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Although many gadgets have been developed for easy communication, communication is still a challenge for impaired people like the deaf and mute. This is because most of the gadgets and applications work online and some gadgets are too expensive and yet the majority cannot afford them. This project investigates how an offline communication aid, with a high level of usability can be designed to solve the problem. This system translates English speech to text and text to speech. The research process consisted of a literature study for gathering all the requirements for such a system and the development of a prototype, whose usability has been evaluated, as well as the willingness of people to adopt this innovation using observational methods such as questionnaire survey method. Results are presented in this report and conclusions are drawn. The study shows that most of the respondents are willing to adopt this product.