The Telephone System Aid for the Deaf


This paper presents a computer application that helps people with hearing or speech difficulties to use a telephone. The TSAD (telephone system aid for the deaf) is a system aimed at providing such individuals with a telephone solution. The objective is far from obliterating the existing options, but rather to compliment on the up take for those instances when the telephone becomes the most appropriate method of communication in the world today. TSAD conceptually sits between the two communicating parties and implements two key speech technology concepts: speech recognition and speech synthesis. In order to facilitate a telephone conversation, the system converts text to speech on the out bound and conversely converts incoming speech to text.

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@inproceedings{Ntalasha2012TheTS, title={The Telephone System Aid for the Deaf}, author={Derrick Ntalasha and Richard Maliwatu}, year={2012} }