This project was inspired by the iMD Research Challenge, which suggested designing a platform where people could listen to audio recordings of others reading the textbooks and novels they need to read. This provides an alternative for students who deal with learning disorders such as dyslexia, or for those that are just tired of staring at small print all day.
What it does
SpeechUP serves a dual function; it first provides the tools required to record a contributor's voice, allowing it to be directly uploaded to the site and providing multiple categorisation options to specify what is being read. It also serves as a database where people can search for specific books and listen to the recordings others have submitted.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The accomplishment we're most proud of is the audio recording system. This took a fair of time to implement, and a lot of troubleshooting as it continually failed to cooperate.
What's next for SpeechUP
Our first goal is to try to get the SSL certificate so that the platform can be accessed on different devices, as without that the rest of the concept is moot. Then we would like to improve upon the recording system so that the length can be determined by the person recording, and can be paused and restarted. Finally, we would add a thumbs up/thumbs down type rating system, so that people could evaluate submissions, and those with multiple down votes would be removed from the database as a sort of quality control to limit invalid submissions.