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METHOD FOR TEACHING DISABLED PEOPLE TO COMMUNICATE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022755D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An educational system that is particularly useful for tea'- ching disabled people such as, for example, deaf mutes and stroke vic~tims, to communicate via voice. The educational system described herein is equally useful for teaching fo~~' reign language students pronunciation and meanings of words. For deaf mutes and stroke victims, the system would employ a microform such as a microfilm containing (1) pictures of various objects, (2) the English words for the objects with pronunciation marks, and (3) a photographed voice pattern of each of the words correctly pronounced. For foreign language students, the system would employ a microform, such as a microfilm, containing (1) pictures of various objects, (2) the foreign language words with pronunciation marks of the various objects, and (3) a photographed voice pattern of each of the words correctly pronounced in English. The sys~ tern would include a microfilm viewer having a built in voice pattern holder capable of projecting the operator~s voice pattern onto a viewing screen. The operator would compare his voice with the voice pattern of the word correctly pro-~ nounced as found on the microform.