The SKERI community mourns the death of our longtime colleague Albert Alden. Al joined Smith-Kettlewell in the 1970's, and and was indispensable in his knowledge of physics and electronics. He did the hands-on design and building of many of the devices for which SKERI has become famous, including the Tactile Vision Substitution System (TVSS), Talking Signs and many more. Even after retirement, Al stayed a part of SKERI’s vibrant community and will now be greatly missed. All of us at Smith-Kettlewell extend sympathy to his family and friends in this time of loss.