AEGIS 2nd International Conference                   EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO                         COM...
Scope     • Education for Visually impaired in India     • Trends in screen reader usage in India     • Orca a possible so...
Education for Visually impaired in India                 • gSaturday, November 26, 2011   AEGIS- 2nd International Confere...
Figure 2 - Age Wise Population Distribution of Visually                  Impaired in India – Census 2001Saturday, November...
Cost of providing assistive technology                    using proprietary software                     Hardware / Softwa...
Table 2 - Cost of providing assistive technology using                        open source technology                      ...
Trends OS usage           • The Graph shows that                    – Usage of windows is steadily decreasing             ...
Orca a possible solution to resolve issues of VI in                      India - Data analysis                    Reasons ...
Satisfaction Level of ORCA Users                                 Satisfaction Level                                       ...
Comparative study • We conducted a comparative study of these three screen readers, based on   37 different parameters. • ...
Road Ahead     •       Sound quality of orca needs to be improved by developing a better            quality speech engine ...
Conclusions and Summery     • Advantages of ORCA in Indian scenario over other            two SR     • Free and hence can ...
QuestionsSaturday, November 26, 2011   AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMM...
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22 23 explore orca as a possible alternative to commersial screenreaders

  1. 1. AEGIS 2nd International Conference EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS •Jayant Mahajan •Shrirang Sahasrabudhe •Dhananjay BholeSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 1/ 13
  2. 2. Scope • Education for Visually impaired in India • Trends in screen reader usage in India • Orca a possible solution to resolve issues of VI in India – Data analysis – conclusionsSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 2/ 13
  3. 3. Education for Visually impaired in India • gSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 3/ 13
  4. 4. Figure 2 - Age Wise Population Distribution of Visually Impaired in India – Census 2001Saturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 4/ 13
  5. 5. Cost of providing assistive technology using proprietary software Hardware / Software Cost Proprietary SR [10] INR. 50,000 / - , (approx USD 1010.101) Hardware (laptop) INR. 30,000 / - (approx USD 606) Proprietary OS License and other Proprietary software’s INR. 20,000 / - (approx USD 404) Total cost of technology INR. 10,0000 / - (USD 202) Cost of providing assistive technology VI Population = 86,28,378 (people) x INR 100000 in the main stream = INR. 862838 Million (approx USD 14737.07 Million) The total provision of funds in Indian Union Budget 2011 for disabilities is merely INR. 45000 Million (approx 905 Million USD)Saturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 5/ 13
  6. 6. Table 2 - Cost of providing assistive technology using open source technology Hardware / Software Cost Open Source Screen Reader ORCA INR. 0.00 Hardware (laptop) INR. 30,000 OS Licenses and other open source software’s INR. 0.00 Total cost of technology INR. 30,000 Cost of providing assistive technology VI in the main =86,28,378(People) x INR . 30,000 stream = INR 258850 Million (approx USD 5229 Million)Saturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 6/ 13
  7. 7. Trends OS usage • The Graph shows that – Usage of windows is steadily decreasing – Usage of Open Source OS is increasing steadilySaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 7/ 13
  8. 8. Orca a possible solution to resolve issues of VI in India - Data analysis Reasons For choosing ORCA Percentage Govt. Enforced 100% Its Free 65% Easy to Customize 66% On Recommendation 45% Passion for Open Source 60%Saturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 8/ 13
  9. 9. Satisfaction Level of ORCA Users Satisfaction Level Percentage Very Effective 20% Effective 20% Average 32% Not Effective 28%Saturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 9/ 13
  10. 10. Comparative study • We conducted a comparative study of these three screen readers, based on 37 different parameters. • The parameters were derived from the 12 principals which are used to design an ideal screen reader[9]. • The conclusions of our comparative study are as follows: – Advantages of ORCA in Indian scenario over other two SR • Free and hence can serve the masses. • Available in many Indian languages, which are not supported by the other two screen readers • Can be customized to speak in any Indian languageSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 10/ 13
  11. 11. Road Ahead • Sound quality of orca needs to be improved by developing a better quality speech engine • User friendly Training and User manuals have to be prepared • Quality of end-user support has to improve and become more user centric • State IT policies need to be amended to promote open source amongst its people and organizations • Establish NGOs to promote and support ORCA, these NGOs will form a bridge between the orca development team and the usersSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 11/ 13
  12. 12. Conclusions and Summery • Advantages of ORCA in Indian scenario over other two SR • Free and hence can serve the masses. • Available in many Indian languages, which are not supported by the other two screen readers • Can be customized to speak in any Indian languageSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 12/ 13
  13. 13. QuestionsSaturday, November 26, 2011 AEGIS- 2nd International Conference- EXPLORE ORCA AS A POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COMMERSIAL SCREENREADERS Slide : 13/ 13

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