Speech-Assisted Learning Provides Unique Braille InstructionBy Mangold, Sally S.; Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Vol. 97, No. 10, pp. 656-661
Publication Date: October 2003
Article discusses Speech Assisted Learning (SAL), which is a portable, interactive Braille learning station. The device measures 16 by 13 by 1.5 inches, while the top of the unit consists of a smooth, pressure-sensitive platform with an electronic Braille keyboard in the front. A compact flash, standard disk drive, earphone jack, volume control, speech-rate control, microphone, foot pedal, rechargeable battery, and two stereo speakers come equipped with SAL. Eloquence speech software is used to provide clear and easily understood speech. Research to develop SAL was funded by the National Science Foundation as a Small Business Innovative Research Project.
Assistive Products Discussed: SAL SPEECH ASSISTED LEARNING SYSTEM
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )