The use of fax technology to address the reading needs of blind and visually impaired persons

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Volume 84, p.509-513 (1990)

Although fax communications pose a problem of accessibility for blind and visually impaired office workers, with centralized readers' services they could be used to address the wider reading needs of blind and visually impaired people. With this technology, blind persons with fax machines could send unknown print to readers at a centralized readers' service, who would read facsimiles of the documents over voice phones. This article discusses the specifications for appropriate equipment and protocols and presents the preliminary results of a study of such a system.

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