VersaBraille system

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Record 10/164
Copyright Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
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Date ca. 1982
Description Item is an electronic device for reading by touch by a decoding cassette. Includes a charger/power supply.
Dimensions H-4.625 W-13.5 D-9.75 inches
Dimension notes Electronic device ; 4.6 x 13.5 x 9.75 in.
Made Telesensory Systems, Inc.
Material Plastic;
Object ID 1995.1
Object Name Decoder
Provenance/History "Although it is no longer manufactured, it was the first piece of computer equipment for the blind and the first refreshable Braille system. It was 20 years in the development stage and was a real breakthrough in technology for the blind." --donor's letter. Telesensory Systems was a leading accessibility technology firm founded in 1970 at Stanford University.
Subjects Reading devices for the disabled.
Title VersaBraille system
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Last modified on: April 02, 2010