Some practical vocational aids for the blind

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Conference: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1989. Images of the Twenty-First Century., Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Conference, Volume 5, p.1502 - 1503 (1989)

Several electronic assistive devices for blind employees in a variety of job situations are described. These include a simple blood pressure gauge with audio-braille output, an electronic stud finder, a general purpose microprocessor-based talking job instrumentation system, and a generic speech module for adaptation of many different standard instruments so that they can be used by a blind operator. They are offered as examples of how vocational instruments and tools designed for sighted use can be made available to blind employees

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