ERIC Number: ED022282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Conference on New Processes for Braille Manufacture (Ramada Inn, Boston, Massachusetts, May 18-19, 1967).
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.
Proceedings from a conference on braille production and services are summarized. Only equipment which is ready for use is considered. Specific methods of producing braille discussed include the following: use of plates from a stereograph, computer line printer, braille embossers or braille writers, continuous strip embossed tape from a teletype machine, MIT high speed electric embosser, dot print-out on an electric typewriter connected to a computer, optical to magnetic conversion of print, and domestic and foreign combination print and braille writers. Problems of distribution treated are the size of the braille reading population; costs of braille reading material; methods of providing newspapers, periodicals, and reference material; and the lack of communication between inventors of braille equipment and the potential user. Listings of seven projects in planning or in process, conference participants, and two references are provided. Appendixes describe a new braille teleprinter system and discuss design analysis for a braille production system. (KH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hartford Foundation, New York, NY.; Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.