ERIC Number: ED074661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-7
Reference Count: 0
Transcription of "In Darkness" via DOTSYS III and the BRAILLEMBOSS.
Dalrymple, George F.
Described is a project which produced the book, In Darkness, to explore the use of DOTSYS III (a braille computer translation program) and to demonstrate the use of BRAILLEMBOSS (a braille page printer designed to emboss braille at similar or faster rates than teletypes) as a means of producing Grade II braille output. Explained are successive production stages, including the creation of an input data file, translation, brailling, and the use of the Howe Press paper-tape driven, automatic sterotype. Included is a log reflecting the timing of actual operations during the initial experimental use of the DOTSYS-BRAILLEMBOSS system. Direct output of the project is said to include a BRAILLEMBOSS produced copy of In Darkness; a set of sterotype plates for press embossing of In Darkness; and a significant amount of experience with DOTSYS III installed in a commercial time-shared computer system, the BRAILLEMBOSS, and the automatic sterotype. It is recommended that additional projects be planned to develop better instructions for input typists, to test input instructions, to provide general cost data under simulated operating conditions, and to test a rebuilt automatic sterotype which would use modern solid state logic similar to that used in the BRAILLEMBOSS. (GW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.