ENGLISH EYE

“English Eye” is a Way to Learn English language for Vision Impaired persons using mobile based application. As Sri Lankans, everyone in our country the mother language is either Sinhala or Tamil. Most of the time they speak with their mother tongue. Merely with the globalization effect of the globe, everybody need linking language to communicate, hence English language is the option available for us to rely on. Hence in this project aims to improve English knowledge of blind and vision impaired people in Sri Lanka including spoken skills and grammar skills. People who are without any disabilities can also use this application for improving their English language skill. This mobile application consist interfaces that can be supported with voice or gesture commands in a user-friendly manner to control interfaces. It has impliemnted lessons according to the levels such as initial, intermediate and advance. Among the special features, it enables to give feedback automatically to climb the steps. The application support to get the feedback both voice or as a printed sheet. Further it has facilitated with brail key board as an interface, so it facilitates to read and The embed dictionary has both voice and brail input, and also it supports Sinhala and English language vice versa. The lesson practice and sentence builder work with a grammar checker, and it provides more supports to the individual vision impaired English learning beginner. The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon together with the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) launched the “English Eye” mobile app at the EFC ICT Graduation held at the Sri Lanka Foundation in November 2017. The expert team members are Anuradha Jayakody, Shashika Lokuliyana, Tharindu Sampath, Tharuka Sandaru, Lakshani Rajanthika, Tharindu Bandara and  Manique Gunaratne.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

Launch of the English Eye mobile app.

 

Manique Gunaratne

Member – Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter

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