New revolutionary tool for the blind
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Week number 76-06
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
By means of the 'optacon' blind people can read printed text by touch. A miniature camera scans the pages, this is converted into electronic vibrations felt through 144 pens through which blind people can feel the letters. SHOTS: blind child reads braille and reads a piece in an encyclopedia using optacon; close up of the optacon.
- Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
- Publication date:
- 1 January 1976