To Research the Advantages and Limitations of AI based App in the Indian context for the Visually Challenged
Smita Santoki1, Neha Patvardhan2

1Smita Santoki, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune, India.

2Dr. Neha Patvardhan, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune, India.

Manuscript received on 05 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 July 2019 | PP: 271-278 | Volume-8 Issue-6S4 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10560486S419/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F1056.0486S419

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Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be the frontrunner in any of the modern day communication going forward and so this research is done to find out how AI helps in visual imagery recognition for enhancing the accessibility of the visually impaired through apps like AI poly AI for recognizing people, texts, objects and colors. 40 visually impaired from the Atmadeepam Society (Nagpur, India) who are computer literate and smart phone users considered for the study through the mixed methods research where quantitative analysis is done In addition, Qualitative analysis through Phenomenology method is done Almost 80 percent of the low vision respondents are in favor of these accessibility apps being completely helpful whereas the rest have faced certain inconvenience due to these apps in functioning. From the findings, it is evident that these visually impaired people are extremely happy in using these accessibility tools to overcome their navigation challenges and also get value added quotient added to their knowledge through the text feature of these AI enabled apps On the other hand, research finding also shows a set of people who are not convinced fully with the AI based apps functioning. These were typically based on incorrect object identification, difficulty in understanding the accent and lacks the facility for regional language converter The visually impaired will be better equipped to function due to raised confidence, positive attitude and thereby gaining a place in the society as active contributors to the economy that will assist in disability integration The paper attempts to study the modern AI accessibility apps especially related to object recognition in the Indian context for the visually impaired.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), App(s), Image Recognition, accessibility, Visually Impaired and Indian context.
Scope of the Article: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning