Closed Circuit TV and the Education of the Partially Sighted.

by Samuel M. Genensky


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Description of RAND-sponsored research resulting in a closed circuit television (CCTV) system designed to help the legally blind and others with severe visual impairments read and write with near normal proficiency. CCTV can dramatically amplify light and heighten contrast, has a proven capacity to aid the visually handicapped where most optical aids fail, and exhibits great potential for systematic use in educating the partially sighted. It is anticipated that CCTV could also open up many jobs requiring manual precision that are now closed to the visually handicapped. Current components of a prototype model and modifications that will permit a variety of applications are discussed. 18 pp. Ref.

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