The role of the Internet in the life of everyone is becoming more and more important. People who usually use the internet are normal people with use of all physical parts of their body.Unfortunately, members of society who are physically handicapped do not get access to this medium as they don’t have the ability to access the internet or use it.The Integrated Browser is a computer application that browses the internet and displays information on screen. It targets handicapped users who have difficulties using a standard keyboard and/or a standard mouse. In addition, this browser, unlike the conventional method, works by responding to voice commands. It is characterized as an economical and humanitarian approach because it is handicap-friendly and is especially helpful to those who cannot use their hands. The Integrated Browser is a stateof- art technology that provides better and faster Internet experience. It is a program that will facilitate and enhance learning of slow or/and handicapped learners
Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.The handicapped person is a person who has a special condition that markedly restricts his ability to function physically, mentally or socially. The IB (Integrated Browser) application tries to combine these three terms (Internet, web browsing and handicapped) to work all together and become a reality. There are several different web browsers available in the internet world. The several types of browsers could be used by normal people who can use their hands. Internet usage has become a part of the daily life in a society that contains different types of people such as children, adults, and handicapped, each with their different abilities. Unfortunately, the handicapped faces difficulties in using the different general browsers.
There is a need to create a special browser to target these people. This paper aims to develop an internet browser with a new approach in the technology world. The change in the routine style of browsers is a state-of-art design which provides a multifunction process through combining voice. This paper has worked out to combine the voice with the internet browsing, which would help the handicapped to use the internet in an easy and direct way. Assuming that the computer’s operating system is running on and that the program is in the startup programs, the focus would be on browsing the WWW through voice commands. A new focus on accessibility should be kept in mind as speech technology has “always” (at least since the mid-1990s) implicitly addressed users with visual or mobile disabilities, sometimes“disguised” as a more general goal of enabling eyes-free/eyes-busy or hands free/hands-busy access to web browsing and other applications.
What makes the IB a different browser is its backbone algorithm that supports the voice commands. The paper will discuss an algorithm which will develop a voice command browser that targets handicapped people. In addition, the IB can be used by any individual, not only the handicapped. The IB has its own new style of browsing that is shown in the new design of the browser. It has many built in functions, such as News Line, Add Rotator, Games, Quick Search Button, Quick Email, and other useful functionality. Bringing up the idea of having a voice command browser is one way of assisting and supporting the handicapped. There are other approaches of developing a voice command browser, but the idea discussed in this paper is to develop the IB by applying a new algorithm technique.
1.2. Technical Objectives
1. To allow the handicapped to interact and navigate the web using their voice.
2. To investigate the possibility of using the voice Recognition Technology, which is a special technique, needed to achieve success and use special components such as the programming language and specific grammar to match the key words.
3. To help workers multitask. If a worker needs to type, explore or navigate the internet all at one time, the voice would help achieve this simultaneously.
4. To investigate the difference between other browsers we used different functions and applications imbedded to show the IB different style such as:
The voice recognition for facilitating the work on browsing the internet.
The ability to change the background color through a choice of different colors to allow for personal style.
The particular style of other browsers was avoided through using different menus on different locations and adding the advertisement rotator.
A rotating line for news was added.
The user has many other facilities in this browser such as making pop ups optional,
selecting size and other additional features.