TV Raman

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TV Raman (2011)

TV Raman (* 1965 in Pune , Maharashtra , India ) is an author and computer scientist . He is known for his work in the field of accessible internet .


Raman was born in Pune , India . He went blind from glaucoma at the age of 14 . In 1994 he received his PhD with David Gries at Cornell University . His dissertation was awarded a prize by the ACM . He worked for IBM and Adobe Inc. , among others, and has been with Google Inc. since 2005 . At Adobe, he was involved in improving the accessibility of the PDF format so that it could be used by US authorities. At Google, among other things, he works on a search engine for barrier-free websites and on control elements for mobile phones that are friendly to the blind .

In his work he uses Emacs , for which he wrote his own screen reader and full audible desktop with Emacspeak , with org-mode .



Standards / Specifications


  • TV Raman: Audio System for Technical Readings . Springer, New York 1998, ISBN 3-540-65515-8 .
  • TV Raman: Xforms: XML Powered Web Forms . Addison-Wesley Longman, 2003, ISBN 0-321-15499-1 .
  • TV Raman: Auditory User Interfaces: Toward the Speaking Computer . Springer, 1997, ISBN 0-7923-9984-6 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. - The mission of the blind Google engineer
  2. a b Audio System For Technical Readings. Retrieved October 25, 2009 .
  4. Project overview for eyes-free on Google Code
  5. ^ New York Times - For the Blind, Technology Does What a Guide Dog Can't
  7. ^ Google Tech Talk - Emacs Org-mode - a system for note-taking and project planning