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  • Collection: Canadian Science and Technology Museum, Collections, Library and Archives

CSTM-CNIB PerkinsRepair1.jpg
Specifications of a Perkins brailler, included within a CNIB training manual on how to repair a brailler at home.

CSTM-CNIB PerkinsRepair4.jpg
A manual intended to help users repair a Perkins brailler, written by Howard Knapman, CNIB volunteer

The second generation of the Converto-Braille, invented by Roland Galarneau, which was purchased by Telesensory System Inc. in 1982. By 1986, it was being distributed globally as the Versapoint Printer.

The first prototype of Roland Galarneau's Converto-Braille, a computerized device that could transcribe written text into braille.

Roland Galarneau Interview, c.1987
An interview with Roland Galarneau on the eve of his retirement about his technical inventions and life experiences.

An image of Roland Galarneau, c.1970, founder of Cypihot-Galarneau Services Co.

An accessible calculator, designed and adapted by James Swail of the NRC around 1975 that converted the visual digital display through an auditory and tactile board.

An accessible clock developed by James Swail in 1975 at the NRC that converted digital display through a auditory and tactile P.C. board.

The fifth model of a punch card reader invented in 1970 by James Swail of the NRC to assist computer programmers who were blind or partially sighted.
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