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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 November 2006 Issue  Volume 7  Number 6

In This Issue . . .

Editor's Page

Letters to the Editor

The Mosen Excursion

In the small field of assistive technology, it is big news when a well-known person jumps from one company to a competitor. Jonathan Mosen, formerly product manager for HumanWare's BrailleNote family of products, will now be working for Freedom Scientific--Deborah Kendrick

Reading By Hand: A Review of the Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader

The world's first portable OCR reading system is here. Does it bring the promised independence?--Darren Burton

A Product of Innovation and Collaboration: The Story of the Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader

We reveal the story behind the development and testing of the new Reader, the fulfillment of a prediction by a legendary inventor and his collaboration with a national blindness organization--Deborah Kendrick

Magnification in Hand: A Review of Two Handheld CCTVs

We test two small, highly portable CCTVs. Get the big picture on these small products --Lee Huffman

Finding Your Way: A Review of Sendero GPS 3.5 for BrailleNote with a New Training Guide from De Witt and Associates

This dual review explores the features and performance of this navigation aid and evaluates its training guide--Deborah Kendrick

Making the Grade: An Overview of Accessible Testing

Standardized testing is assuming an ever-increasing role at every level of education. We describe past efforts to make these tests accessible to visually impaired students and explore possible future test adaptations--Janet Ingber

Legends and Pioneers of Blindness Assistive Technology, Part 3

In the continuation of his review of assistive technology history, Candela chronicles the development of electronic braille, synthetic speech, CCTVs, and OCR systems--Tony Candela

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Entire Issue

Editor in Chief Jay Leventhal
Contributing Editors Paul Schroeder, Founding Editor
Deborah Kendrick, Senior Features Editor
Darren Burton
Crista Earl
Mark Uslan
Managing Editor Ellen Bilofsky
Associate Editor Rebecca Burrichter

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