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TRAINING DEVICE FOR THE BLIND

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023020D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a device that enables a blind person to learn to read Braille without the necessity of a sighted person to help the blind person in the learning process~ The device consists of a web of material having the Braille characters on it and a tape recorder keyed to the webe when the blind person touches a character on the web, the tape recorder is automatically activated and the name of the character is pronounced~ The recorder then automatically resets itself so that if the character is touched again the name would be repeated~ Additionally, a switch is provided so that the recorder could be turned off thereby permitting the blind person to test himself before hearing the name of the char- acter~ Once a given character is learned, the web and tape are indexed to the next character~