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Fwd: Edupage, 16 February 1999

From: Chris Kreussling <CHRIS.KREUSSLING@ny.frb.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 09:39:57 -0500
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The Feb 16 issue of the Edupage mailing (URL http://educause.unc.edu/edupage.html) contains the following item.

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ONLINE SITE AIDS VISUALLY IMPAIRED
A Purdue University research and development program has created a program
that allows visually impaired students to work with charts, graphs,
diagrams, and maps.  A drawing printed on special paper is run through a
heater that causes the black ink lines, Braille letters and markings to
bubble up in a raised image.  (AP 15 Feb 99)
http://www.purdue.edu/odos/TAEVIS/index.htm 
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The site describes techniques authors should use to produce good results with the technology, such as using broad, solid lines in diagrams. It also includes a brief description of the Nemeth Braille Code for engineering and scientific material such as chemical diagrams.

Note: TAEVIS: Tactile Access to Education for Visually Impaired Students

<author>Chris Kreussling</author>
<disclaimer>The views expressed are 
those of the author and do not necessarily 
reflect the position of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve 
System.</disclaimer>
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