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Braille reader

Old braille text for young
  • Yasuhiko Ogawa
  • Yoshinobu Kikuchi
  • Nobuyuki Ohtake
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 860)

Abstract

A braille reader is developed as an input device on a personal computer. This mechanism is direct touch for embossed point on braille paper by an isolated thin metal wire. We designed a braille reader considering standard input/output interface[3] of general computers, then this can connect any other large/small computers. Not only a braille reader is used by the blind and volunteer, but such a useful machine should be set up in public offices and libraries. Furthermore, this braille reader makes many copies of an old braille document which exists only one.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuhiko Ogawa
    • 1
  • Yoshinobu Kikuchi
    • 2
  • Nobuyuki Ohtake
    • 1
  1. 1.Tsukuba college of TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Kaseigakuin Tsukuba collegeJapan

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