ERIC Number: ED366123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Assistive Devices for Reading. Reference Circular No. 93-02.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
This reference circular lists devices designed to provide people who have visual or physical disabilities with access to printed information. The circular includes devices that hold a book or turn the pages of a book, that magnify print material either manually or electronically, and that convert print into braille or synthetic speech. Listings for individual products provide a brief description, source, order number, and price. Devices include book holders and stands; braille displays, devices, and software; closed circuit television systems; magnifiers; page turners; reading machines; screen enlargers; screen reading software; and speech synthesizers. A selective list of 40 books and journal articles (published between 1989 and 1993) that evaluate specific devices is then provided. This bibliography is divided into the following categories: (1) general; (2) braille displays, embossers, and translation software; (3) reading machines; (4) screen enlargers; and (5) speech synthesizers. The final section gives the addresses and phone numbers of the producers and vendors. (JLB/DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Blindness, Braille, Closed Circuit Television, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Oriented Programs, Electromechanical Aids, Electronic Equipment, Input Output Devices, Low Vision Aids, Physical Disabilities, Reading Materials, Sensory Aids, Speech Synthesizers, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.