[bookshare-discuss] Re: about the optacan

  • From: Gailselfridge@xxxxxxx
  • To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 16:00:18 EST

The optacon was worth the money for me because I was a trained computer 
programmer and at that time the only way I could read and correct my programs 
with the optacon. I had a job which involved going from place to place 
installing and correcting and modifying programs and this was in the late 
1970s. With 
the optacon I could read the printed copy of the programs and the computer 
screens. Without it, I couldn't have done any of that. There were no scanners 
any sort and no screen readers. So the optacon allowed me to have some very 
good jobs. Today such a device would only be worth the money if you were 
with graphic diagrams or things for which there is no software to help 
interpret them.


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