• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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ISinkwe: An Application That Synchronises Text and Audio

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 9:20 AM PDT  
Platinum 1  

We present iSinkwe, a system to produce synchronized accessible text and audio books developed specifically to address reading barriers experienced by users with print disabilities such as dyslexia and visual impairment. iSinkwe is also particularly important for regions with low literacy, such as South Africa. This presentation briefly describes the motivation and context for its creation, the components that make up iSinkwe, a discussion on its relevance for the accessibility community, how users can interact with the system and future work on extending its functionality.

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  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Media & Publishing
  • Research & Development
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Session Summary (Abstract)
ISinkwe automatically augments the text of EPUB3 documents with synchronized human narration or computer-generated audio. We discuss its design and its particular utility in a multilingual context. The use of the system will be demonstrated.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
Emerging Technologies  
Session Type
Journal Track  


  • Rynhardt Kruger
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

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