Re: Some feedback on Automark machines

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Wed Jun 08 2005 - 00:14:54 CDT

On Friday 27 May 2005 17:17, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > FYI It is my understanding that only about 10% of blind
> > people can read braille. Some people who lose their vision
> > due to diabetes lose the sensitivity in their fingers, and
> > cannot learn braille or other tactile systems.
> Moreover, I think it's also true that a lot of people using
> systems for reading impaired have normal eyesight. They use
> the audio prompts because of literacy issues. Immigrants
> often learn English watching TV, without learning to read
> well. They can understand spoken text much better than
> written.

[sigh] And all they had to do was turn on the closed captions.

> Alan D.

Edward Cherlin
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