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ERIC Number: ED131639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
DEBLICOM: Deaf-Blind Communication & Control Systems: First Quarterly Progress Report.
Reported on is the first phase of development of DEBLICOM, a code for a two-way communication system for deaf-blind individuals who may be speech-impaired. Brief sections cover the following topics: alternatives to and considerations for the development of cutaneous codes for deaf-blind people; the DEBLICOM system which provides a means of receiving information through a portable programing device and of transmitting information by means of keying an interface which is part of the equipment; the concept of dual-coding as related to the DEBLICOM system; seven coding considerations (which include a design which permits use for social communication purposes); the methodology involved in testing the discrimination of cutaneously applied vibratory stimuli of a test code with 18 Ss; an introduction to the Morse code; possible ambiguities of the six-dot Braille code; and future activity plans (such as conducting in depth studies of alternative codes). Appended are working papers which include information on the background of the DEBLICOM; the population of deaf-blind individuals in the United States; and some causes of deafness-blindness, deafness, and blindness. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Human Development.
Authoring Institution: Cybernetics Research Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.