I used an optacon for a long time and found it remarkably useful. In addition to the uses described here thus far, as a teacher I could use it to evaluate handwriting. As a mother I liked that I could use it to see drawings my children made. However, mine broke down. To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to bookshare-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the Subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.