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posted on 2023-05-03, 14:07 authored by Askat KuzdeuovAskat Kuzdeuov, Shakhizat NurgaliyevShakhizat Nurgaliyev, Hüseyin Atakan VarolHüseyin Atakan Varol

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that millions of individuals worldwide experience visual disabilities, which can have significant personal implications as more than 80% of our perception, cognition, learning, and daily activities rely on vision. As a result, people with visual impairments face challenges in education and professional settings due to inaccessible technologies. To address this issue, we introduce a speech-based assistive system that allows visually impaired and blind individuals to interact with ChatGPT through natural conversation. The system incorporates automatic speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis, and a messenger bot (Telegram) to create a seamless interface to ChatGPT. Through preliminary experiments, we have demonstrated the potential of this system as an assistive technology. We have made the source code publicly available at to encourage the development of assistive technologies for individuals with visual impairments.


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Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence

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  • Kazakhstan

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