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New revolutionary tool for the blind

Week number 76-06

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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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.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1976
Length:
02:13

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Contributions:
Bloemendal, Philip (commentaar)
Type:
video
Original format:
Film 
User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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