ERIC Number: ED022280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Braille in the United States: Its Production, Distribution, and Use.
Goldish, Louis Harvey
The braille production system in the United States is described. Aspects treated are the following: the need for braille (the braille system), the market for braille (size and characteristics), sources of braille (producers and braille book source information), and present methods and costs of producing braille. Technological advances are discussed in terms of the braille system, research, automated braille production concepts, equipment and techniques for automated braille, and production techniques. The effects of innovation on braille production considered are the economics of automated braille production, the market for new devices, the effects on the market for braille, and the sociological effects of innovation. An approach to braille system development is outlined, including the marketing approach, marketing, braille research philosophy, and the future. References are cited for each area, and 70 exhibits are provided. (JD)
Descriptors: Automation, Braille, Communications, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Equipment, Exceptional Child Services, Innovation, Machine Translation, Marketing, Production Techniques, Research Projects, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Technology, Visual Impairments
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10001 ($1.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Div. of Sponsored Research.; American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.