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Practice Report — JVIB Extract

Since Practice Reports do not have abstracts, we have provided an extract of the beginning of the text.

Extract: The air was redolent with freshly baked bread and newly cut flowers as I approached the checkout counter at the supermarket. The familiar sound of the bar-code scanner caught my attention as I neared the cash register. I placed my last item on the conveyor belt and noticed the sound of the bar-code scanner again. The sound took on a whole new meaning. In that instant, I realized that by printing a bar code on the underside of a braille page and placing that page on a pressure-sensitive platform, with the addition of synthesized speech, one could establish a new method of braille instruction. Now it might be possible for blind students of all ages to use programmed braille instruction without learning any complicated commands. I had no idea that this spark of an idea would gather momentum and actually come to fruition in the form of a stand-alone braille learning station. Little did I know that I was about to embark on a journey—an intellectual whirlwind that would sweep me along for five years and beyond./em>


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