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Interactive talking books for the blind on CD-ROM

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2 Author(s)
Nielson, G. ; Express-way Software Inc., Columbia, MD, USA ; Harvey, G.

Braille and audio-recorded materials do not meet the information needs of the blind today. Interactive information on CD-ROM can benefit hundreds of thousands of blind persons who are at a disadvantage with the types of information services now in use. The goal is to provide reference, educational, and leisure reading materials to the blind and visually impaired on CD-ROM disks. Using a simple-to-operate and inexpensive consumer CD-ROM platform, the authors can supply indexed reading material which is spoken by a computer or recorded human voice. The individual would use a simple remote control to respond to spoken menus, for selecting material of interest

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Computing Applications to Assist Persons with Disabilities, 1992., Proceedings of the Johns Hopkins National Search for

Date of Conference:

1-5 Feb 1992