The ability of people who are blind or have significant visual impairments to read printed labels and product packages will enhance independent living and foster economic and social self sufficiency. Today, there are already a few systems that have some promise for portable use, but they cannot handle product labeling. We propose a Camera based assistive text reading framework to help blind persons read text labels and product packaging from hand-held objects in their daily lives. The proposed system will provide a complete assistance to visually impaired people. System consist of following features camera based assistive text reading framework to help visually impaired persons read text labels and product packaging from hand-held objects in their daily lives. Face recognition and detection feature which allows the visually impaired people to capture and store the faces of the people they want to remember and hence they can easily identify or recognize the face of that person over a crowd. The system also includes navigation and an obstacle détection system for the visually impaired people to guide them to the destination.
Keywords : Index Terms—OCR, OpenCV, Face Recognition, Visually Impaired.