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ERIC Number: ED015609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-3
Pages: 86
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EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SENSORY AIDS AND DEVICES. FINAL REPORT. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.
THIS REPORT PRESENTS INFORMATION ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SENSORY AIDS AT THE SENSORY AIDS EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) BETWEEN OCTOBER 1965 AND NOVEMBER 1966. INCLUDED ARE (1) THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND TESTING OF A RELIABLE MONOTYPE TAPE READER WHICH WILL BE USED IN PRODUCTION FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION TO CONVERT MONOTYPE TAPE TO GRADE TWO BRAILLE, (2) THE COMPLETION OF THE TELETYPESETTER PHASE OF DOTSYS AND TWO PRODUCTION FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATIONS (THE CONVERSION OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL NEWS TO GRADE TWO BRAILLE AND THE GENERATION OF GRADE TWO BRAILLE FROM TEXTBOOK INFORMATION STORED ON TELETYPESETTER TAPE), (3) THE FABRICATION AND FIELDTESTING BY LONG CANE USERS OF HEAVY DUTY COLLAPSIBLE CANES, (4) THE RELIABILITY TESTING AND REDESIGN OF THE MIT HIGH-SPEED BRAILLE EMBOSSER, (5) A BEGINNING EVALUATION OF THE FIRST OF THREE ULTRASONIC PATH SOUNDERS, (6) THE COMPLETION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR A STUDY CONCERNING LENGTH AND DISTANCE CONCEPTS IN CONGENITALLY BLIND CHILDREN, AND (7) THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BETTER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND BOTH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION CENTERS. THE EVALUATION OF OTHER AIDS IS ALSO OUTLINED. PROPOSED WORK FOR THE PERIOD OF DECEMBER 1966 TO NOVEMBER 1967 INCLUDES THE STUDY OF FUTURE USERS OF DOTSYS, EVALUATION OF ULTRASONIC PATH SOUNDERS, EXPERIMENTS WITH SPEEDED SPEECH, REDESIGN OF COLLAPSIBLE CANES, THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN VARIOUS PROJECTS, CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, AND FURTHER WORK INVOLVING BRAILLE AND SENSORY AIDS. THE ADMINISTRATION STRUCTURE AND SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTER ARE DESCRIBED. PHOTOGRAPHS OF SENSORY DEVICES ARE INCLUDED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN RELEASE, INTRODUCTION, AND GENERAL INFORMATION FORMS AND PRE-TEST AND POST-TEST QUESTIONNAIRES. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.
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