ERIC Number: ED031016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-30
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Final Report to Social Rehabilitation Administration, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C.
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.
Projects and activities reviewed include the DOTSYS production of the first braille book from teletypsetter input, the use of DOTSYS, mechanical and electronic features of the high speed braille embosser developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the pilot demonstration program for Perkins School for the Blind. Also surveyed are the following: the crooked handle folding cane project (design changes on the cane and evaluation process and questionnaire); the electrified Perkins brailler (explanation and development, electronic design, and mechanical features); the path sounder; and the sound source ball. Proposed work for calender year 1969 is outlined including the embosser field test and evaluation, straight handle folding cane, electrified Perkins brailler evaluation, path sounder evaluation, and sound source ball demonstration. Also summarized are the administrative structure; industrial cooperation with the center; seminars, presentations, conferences, and publications; and special conferences. Seven appendixes are provided. (JD)
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Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.