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3 Author(s)
Barrus, J.W. ; Stylus innovation, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Holly, K. ; Cassidy, M.

Describes a pen-shaped bar-code reading wand which connects to a telephone. Using the wand, someone can quickly place an order for their groceries out of a bar-code filled catalog and have the groceries delivered. The wand is extremely easy to use and can be leased for $3 per month. People who have difficulty leaving their homes or with speech impairments can use this want to interact with supermarkets, banks, and other organisations. Their self-reliance is increased because they no longer have to depend on others to do their shopping

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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