[Blindmath] Blindmath Digest, Vol 51, Issue 9

Vincent Martin vmartin at mindspring.com
Sun Oct 17 22:59:07 UTC 2010

I got to evaluate one at work a few weeks ago.  I did not use the stand for
scanning, because it is touted as a portable reading device for the blind.
If you are low-vision, you do have a chance of using it to scan and read
without it being in a stand, but I don't see a totally blind person doing it
effectively without a crapload of practice and instruction.  Unlike the KNFB
reader, the Intel reader does to tell you if you are really on your image.
This is why it works best for a blind person in its stand.  The KNFB reader,
however, will tell you if you actually have the image properly aligned.  I
have seen it in action, but can't truly vouch for how well it actually
works.  I do, however, know of many people that use it on a regular basis.
Hopefully, someone on this list will have more pertinent information about
both devices than I have.    

I sort of know what type of boat you are in, because I am in a similar one
in graduate school.  I have been quite fortunate lately.  My supervisor
allowed me to use a CAP request for the Department of Defense to order a
Zoom-Twix for work.  because it is a portable reading system that utilizes a
camera mounted on a stand and is powered through the USB port on my laptop,
I can read on the go if needed.  I am allowed to take it anywhere  I might
need to read anything for work.  Everything that is in my graduate work is
technically work related, so I take the Zoom-Twix home and to school
whenever I think I might need it.  It has been invaluable the past month in
reading journal articles that are not in an accessible .pdf format.  

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Today's Topics:

   1. IntellReader or Similar Product? (Christine Szostak)
   2. Economics (Salisbury, Justin Mark)


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:29:33 -0400
From: "Christine Szostak" <szostak.1 at osu.edu>
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Subject: [Blindmath] IntellReader or Similar Product?
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Hi All,
  I was wondering if anyone here has used either the IntellReader or
NFBReader and whether you find it a worthwhile purchase?
many thanks,
Christine M. Szostak
Doctoral Candidate
Language Perception Laboratory
Department of Psychology, Cognitive Area
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
szostak.1 at osu.edu


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Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 13:58:58 +0000
From: "Salisbury, Justin Mark" <SALISBURYJ08 at students.ecu.edu>
To: "blindmath at nfbnet.org" <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [Blindmath] Economics
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    I am an undergraduate student studying mathematics and economics.  I was
wondering if there were any other people studying or working in economics on
this list.  If you are studying or working in economics, could you please
email me off-list?

Thank you!

Justin Salisbury

Justin M. Salisbury
Undergraduate Student
The University Honors Program
East Carolina University
salisburyj08 at students.ecu.edu

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it."    -Aristotle


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