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Trustees Katsuhito Yamaguchi (Nihon University, Junior College Funabashi Campus) Mitsushi Fujimoto (Department of Information Education Fukuoka University of Education)
Akira Takahara (School for the blind attached to Tsukuba University)
Auditors Sakai (C.A.I.SYSTEM,Co.Ltd.)
Rie Shirasawa (Maiduru high school)
Science Accessibility Net (sAccessNet) is a nonprofit organization to support visually impaired people in scientific fields. sAccessNet cooperates with the research group "InftyProject" to develop software to assist visually handicapped people and also the people/organization who support them. The applications released till now are:
- InftyReader: OCR software to recognize printed document and PDF in scientific fields including mathematical formulae and tables, and to output the results in various formats: LaTeX source, MathML, IML, as well as in HR-TeX (Human readable TeX) for the blinds.
- InftyEditor: InftyEditor is an authoring tool of mathematical documents, very easy and smooth to input mathematical expressions. Using InftyEditor, you can input any math expressions keeping your hand on the HOME Position of your keyboard. The input math expressions are displayed immediately in the form of printing style as you usually see in books.
- ChattyInfty: ChattyInfty is an editor of math documents with voice output, usable by visually impaired people. Not only ordinary texts, but also math expressions can easily be input and edited using only keyboard, with simultaneous speech output of symbols and math structure with key operations and scursor movements.
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