ERIC Number: ED074663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-26
Reference Count: 0
Development and Demonstration of Communication Systems for the Blind and Deaf/Blind. Braille Communication Terminals and Tactile Paging Systems. Final Report.
Dalrymple, George F.
Described is the BRAILLEMBOSS, a braille page printer, which is useful as a short run braille producer and as an employment and education tool for the blind and deaf blind. Examples of applications are given, including its use by computer programers, students, taxpayer service representatives, and news broadcasters. The machine is, for blind users, a braille counterpart of the familiar teletype page printer used by the sighted. TACCOM, a wireless signalling device for the deaf blind, is also described. Making use of a radio-activated pocket-size vibrator, TACCOM is reported to permit remote paging of deaf blind persons and give them a number of ancilliary capabilities such as the sensing of ambient sound and light cues and communication of simple messages from a distance. Also given is a status report of the PATHSOUNDER ultrasonic mobility aid for the blind. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.