ERIC Number: ED032669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sensory Aids for the Blind.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Prosthetics Research and Development.
The problems of providing sensory aids for the blind are presented and a report on the present status of aids discusses direct translation and recognition reading machines as well as mobility aids. Aspects of required research considered are the following: assessment of needs; vision, audition, taction, and multimodal communication; reading aids, including individual devices and service centers; and mobility aids. The evaluation of reading machines and mobility devices, the introduction or deployment of new devices or techniques, and recommendations for a long range program are also considered. (RJ)
Descriptors: Artificial Speech, Auditory Perception, Braille, Equipment Evaluation, Exceptional Child Services, Information Services, Machine Translation, Mobility Aids, Reading, Research Needs, Sensory Aids, Speech Compression, Tactual Perception, Visual Impairments, Visual Perception, Visually Handicapped Mobility
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Prosthetics Research and Development.