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

Slate & stylus (c.1980) collected by Ernst Hamm for the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in 1986.

Picht braille-writer c.1900, first developed by Oscar Picht, director of the Provincial School for the Blind in Bromberg, Germany, and later director of the State Blind Institute Berlin-Steglitz. First manufactured in 1899 by the company B.R. Herde…

Blista brailler, first developed in Germany like the Picht brailler.

braillewriter from the American Foundation for the Blind that is also apart of the CSTM collection was produced in New York by the typewriter company L.C. Smith and Corono Typewriters Inc.

An accessible ammeter, first manufactured by Bach-Simpson and adapted by Swail as part of the NRC program for developing assistive devices for people who were blind and partially sighted.

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A hand-held light sensor developed by James Swail at the National Research Council of Canada in 1966.

One of the initial models of a punch-card reader invented in 1968 by James Swail of the NRC to aid computer programmers who were blind or partially sighted.
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