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Technology Resources & Reviews

31 Days of Braille: Day 14

The Pratt-Smoot Act of 1931 provided that the Library of Congress would be provided $100,000 for fiscal year 1932 to provide services for blind adults More

31 Days of Braille: Day 13

In 1975, Papenmeier Reha Technology produced the first commercial refreshable braille display More

31 Days of Braile: Day 12

One of this year's winners of the "Not Impossible" Award at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 was a game to teach young children some simple words in braille More

31 Days of Braille: Day 11

In August a pilot program was announced with Perkins Library and National Library Services (NLS) to test the new Orbit Reader 20 with a group of 100 patrons.

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31 Days of Braille: Day 10

In a recent VisionAware blog post about the misconceptions of braille, one of those misconceptions identified was that braille is not a language... More

31 Days of Braille:Day 9

Bonnie Gouzie, Director of the Access Technology and Employment Services (ATES pronounced At-Ease), at The Iris Network in Portland, Maine demonstrates a Focus 80, 80 cell braille display More

31 Days of Braille: Day 8

How do you learn braille as an adult? Why would you want to learn braille as an adult? More

31 Days of Braille: Day 7

In this digital age, when smart phones, tablets and computers can read text out loud, narrated books can be downloaded and played almost instantly, and broadcasting is at our fingertips, how important is learning to read print? More

31 Days of Braille: Day 6

If you are blind or visually impaired you are probably familiar with the unemployment statistics More

31 Days of Braille: Day 5

If you are old enough to remember what a standard manual typewriter (not electric) looks like, More

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