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Author Rubinstein, Richard ♦ Feldman, Julian
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Braille ♦ Braille character set ♦ Tactile terminal ♦ Braille character translation ♦ Braille computer communication ♦ Tactile computer communication ♦ Braille computer terminal ♦ Braille output ♦ Blind programming aid ♦ Braille teletype ♦ Braille terminal ♦ Braille terminal controller
Abstract Anderson and Rogers [1] have described a set of modifications which convert a standard model 33 tele-type into a device which produces embossed braille characters. Thus, blind computer users can communicate with a computer without the help of a sighted person to read the output. The disadvantage of this terminal alone is that either the applications program or the operating system of the host computer must have special software to map each output character into a sequence of three characters necessary to emboss its braille equivalent. Such software modification can be expensive and has to be done for each applications program or operating system the blind person wants to use.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of California, Irvine, Irvine (Rubinstein, Richard)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 9
Page Count 2
Starting Page 841
Ending Page 842


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Source: ACM Digital Library