ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1972
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(Studio) Blind people read by means of Braille. At Stanford University, new system invented whereby words at a time, instead of letters, read.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Palo Alto, California) Opticon enables blind to read mtl. not printed in Braille. Candy Linville, junior at Stanford, is totally blind but reads 90 w.p.m. using opticon. Camera translates printed words into electrical signals, which are transmitted to tactile screen. Candy's father, Prof. John Linville, chairperson Electrical Engineering department at Stanford, conceived idea.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
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