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ERIC Number: ED019181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 74
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READING MACHINES FOR THE BLIND.
FREIBERGER, HOWARD; MURPHY, EUGENE F.
AT A TECHNICAL SESSION, SIXTY-ONE PARTICIPANTS FROM THE FIELDS OF EDUCATION, INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND AGENCIES OF THE BLIND DISCUSSED RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PRODUCTION AND USE OF READING MACHINES WHICH PERMIT BLIND PERSONS GREATER INDEPENDENCE IN READING THE PRINTED PAGE. THEY ALSO EXPLORED PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THESE EFFORTS AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS. THE BLIND CAN OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PRINTED PAGE THROUGH SUCH DEVICES AS HIGH-POWERED LENSES, BRAILLE, RECORDINGS, AND SIGHTED READERS. OTHER DEVELOPMENTS DISCUSSED AT THIS SESSION WERE THE OPTICAL PROBE, THE OPTOPHONE, COMPUTER-REPRODUCED BRAILLE, SPELLED-SPEECH, RECOGNITION MACHINES, AND THE USE OF THE SERVICES OF THE TELEPHONE NETWORK. THESE DEVICES ENABLE THE BLIND TO TYPE AND READ THEIR OWN TYPING, TO IDENTIFY CURRENCY, TO READ CORRESPONDENCE, TO IDENTIFY LABELS ON PACKAGED AND CANNED GOODS, AND TO PERFORM OTHER TASKS WHICH REQUIRE READING. A LIST OF REFERENCES ON READING MACHINES AND THE BLIND IS PROVIDED. THIS IS A SUMMARY OF THE SIXTH TECHNICAL SESSION ON READING MACHINES FOR THE BLIND HELD BY THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (WASHINGTON, JANUARY 27-28, 1966). (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
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