In This Issue . . .
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
|Editor in Chief
||Paul Schroeder, Founding Editor
Deborah Kendrick, Senior Features Editor
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