Evaluation of Sensory Aids for the Visually Handicapped, NAS conference Nov. 11-12 1971, Washington DC

EXPERIENCE AND PLANS FOR EVALUATION OF SENSORY AIDS

CONTENTS

READING MACHINES

  • Evaluation of Certain Reading Aids for the Blind; Eugene F. Murphy -- 37
  • Experience in Evaluation of the Visotoner; Howard Freiberger -- 47
  • Optacon Evaluation Considerations; James C. Bliss -- 51
  • Plans for the Evaluation of a HighPerformance Reading Machine for the Blind; Franklin S. Cooper and Patrick W. Nye -- 55
  • A Digital Spelled-Speech Reading Machine for the Blind; M. P. Beddoes, R. G. George, T. R. Fletcher, and C. Y. Suen -- 65
  • MOBILITY AIDS

  • The VA -- Bionic Laser Cane for the Blind; Eugene F. Murphy -- 73
  • Experience in Evaluation of the Russell "Pathsounder"; Howard Freiberger -- 83
  • Evaluation of the Ultrasonic Binaural Sensory Aid for the Blind; Leslie Kay -- 85
  • Dearing Light-Sensing Typhlocane--Model LST-3; Eugene F. Murphy and L. M. Dearing -- 95
  • Evaluation of Mobility Aids; J. D. Armstrong -- 101
  • GENERAL DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- 107
  • APPENDIXES

  • A. Agenda
  • B. List of Participants
  • C. Evaluation of Binaural Sensory Aid for the Blind
  • D. Instruction Manual -- Dearing Light-Sensing Typhlocane-Model LST-3
  • E. The Evaluation of the Visotoner -- Lauer
  • F. Personal Reading Appliances for the Blind -- Lauer
  • G. Sensory Aids for the Blind: Are They an Automatic Bonus or Needed Tools? -- Lauer
  • H. Factors Retarding Sensory Aids Research for the Blind -- Lauer
  • I. Thoughts Regarding the Evaluation of the Kay Binaural Sensor -- Murphy
  • J. Guide for Participants who will make Presentations