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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Braille Readers test at NPR.

Do you need extra cash for the holidays?  Do you read Braille?  Towson University and National Public Radio are conducting research that will help design a new product - a  Radio Brailler - that will be used by blind and deaf-blind consumers to access radio news and emergency alerts.  We are looking for blind and low-vision people who are able to read Braille fluently and comfortably.  You will read six short NPR stories on a refreshable Braille display and answer questions about the stories.  The Refreshable Braille Display will be provided at the session.  Even if you've never read on a Braille display, you can participate – we'll provide a short training session in the beginning if you need it.   You will be with us for 2 - 2.5 hours and receive $50 for your time.  You will also be asked your opinion of a new Radio Reading Service Radio that we are developing. The session will take place at Nation Public Radio headquarters near Chinatown, in Washington DC the week of Dec 13-17 as well as the following week if need be, scheduled to your convenience.  For details, contact the Adaptive Technology Librarian at DC Public Library Adaptive Services Division at DC Public Library.