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ERIC Number: ED065974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 20
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Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Fourth Edition.
Haycraft, Howard
The article discusses library services available for the blind and the physically handicapped at the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress and at regional libraries. Topics covered include conditions and eligibility for service, with talking book service provided for individuals who cannot read or use ordinary printed books and magazines because of physical limitations; extent and aspects of service, with an estimated 255,000 persons using the program in one form or another; selection of titles for talking books and braille, keeping in mind the financial reality that the average talking book costs $3,300; challenge and opportunity for the future programs; the human factor, which is demonstrated by letter selections of handicapped applicants; the large print revolution, said to be an ajunct to the national program; and other related developments such as the International Business Machines Corporation computer that is capable of translating straight text in English into braille at a potential rate of 55,000 words an hour; and notations of various sources useful to the visually and physically handicapped. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.