Title: [Multiple AT Solutions for Output]
[Music and speech output heard in background]
A variety of AT output devices are shown in use at a computer lab.
Narrator: “The most common adaptation for people who are blind
is speech output.”
A computer speech output speaker is shown.
Computer [synthesized speech]: “A powerful storm crawled across
the southeast today, bringing icy rain and snow to a region still reeling
from the wintry blast…”
Justin is shown wearing headphones while sitting in a computer lab.
A close-up view of his computer screen is also shown.
Justin: “Really, it helps me out a lot on the Internet. I have
voice output that reads everything that comes up on the screen, on the
computer screen; so I’m able to access anything that I want to
on the computer, and it’s really helped me out a lot.”
A person places a piece of paper on a scanner. Then she sits at her
computer, puts on headphones, and waits for the software.
Narrator: “A scanner combined with speech output allows people
who are blind to read printed materials.”
A Braille display, printout, and printer are shown.
Narrator: “Other adaptations include Braille displays and Braille
printouts. Some are portable.”
Justin is shown using his portable “Braille Lite,” a keyboard
and display. He types on a Braille (seven key) keyboard and can read
anything he types on its Braille display.
Justin: “I can check the time. I’ll turn the speech on,
so you can tell that I’m checking…”
Computer [synthesized speech]: “Speech on.”
Justin: “I’ll go ahead and option…”
Justin: “…and then “T” for time.”
Computer: “Twelve fifty-eight p.m..”
Justin: “It has a Braille display down here, and anything that
I type in here on the Braille keyboard comes up in Braille on the display,
and I’m able to read anything, you know, that comes up; and I
can type all my notes into it and print it out for my teachers to see
in college or whatever.”
[Used with permission from:
University of Washington
Director: Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
This clip is from “Universal Access to Computing” Copyrighted