Gayatri Abhishek Venugopal-Wairagade

Work place: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Symbiosis International University, Atur Centre, Gokhale Crossroad, Model Colony, Pune – 411016, India



Research Interests: Computing Platform


Gayatri Venugopal-Wairagade is an Assistant Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Comptuer Studies and Research, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India. She is involved in the development and administration of Moodle at the institute. She has taugh courses on Android and web technologies. Her areas of interest are accessible computing and education research.

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Braille Recognition using a Camera-enabled Smartphone

By Gayatri Abhishek Venugopal-Wairagade

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2016

The paper proposes a method to process the image of a Braille document that interprets the raised dots on the document and converts them to their equivalent English characters. It was found that under ideal conditions of light and alignment of the Braille document with respect to the smartphone, the application can achieve more than 80% accuracy. The application can be used in the education domain, wherein users who do not understand Braille may help visually-impaired or blind students in their learning activities such as assignments and tests.

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