Re: Some feedback on Automark machines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 27 2005 - 19:17:05 CDT

> 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.

Alan D.

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