I think you guys are working on something like this already, but
when I recently went back to work part time at a local radio
station, I had to spend five nights of concentrated work braille
labeling the compact disks, tapes Etc. before I could do my job.
If someone ever invents a pocket scanner that will read labels,
print-outs and such that we can carry with us easily in
synthesized voice they will make a million. I think one of the
main disadvantages for blind people in the work place is the time
lag between getting a job commitment and adapting the facility
so we can work; whereas sighted people can walk in off the street
and with very little acclimation be able to go right to work.
Another part-timer who was hired at the same time just read a few
memos and sheets of paper and he was ready to go to work and that's
a real problem.
Sighted people can also go to work in the local convenience store
or Macdonalds until their desired job comes through. This isn't
as easily done for a blind person as agencies don't take kindly
to buying adaptive equipment for more than one job type. Well
that's my idea for a project; a pocket scanner that could read
most types of print and speak it out.
in New Orleans
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