Kettlewell competition (fwd)

From: Rich Ring (
Date: Tue Sep 03 1996 - 00:45:37 PDT

Another interesting piece of data.

The original,
Rich Ring

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Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 10:20:21 -0600
From: Kathy Williams <KSEVEN@UTAH-INTER.NET>
Reply-To: SJU List for Families of the Blind <BLINDFAM@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU>
To: Multiple recipients of list BLINDFAM <BLINDFAM@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Subject: Kettlewell competition

>>Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 10:44:52 -0400 (EDT)
>>From: Judy Gerber <SPKBB@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
>> You Are Invited
>>The Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People
>>(CCVIP), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and MTA Long
>>Island Railroad would like to invite you to join us for a
>>ceremony on Monday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. to unveil our new
>>'Talking Directory Display System' in Pennsylvania Station.
>>This interactive 'talking kiosk' was designed and developed by
>>Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People in
>>close collaboration with The American Foundation for the Blind
>>and The Stein Partnership. The system combines a talking tactual
>>map with a keypad-controlled audio system to help transit users
>>who are visually impaired and others to navigate and use the
>>services at Penn Station. The kiosk will provide information on
>>LIRR ticketing and boarding locations, the lost and found, police
>>services, restrooms, and information on Amtrak, subway service,
>>and New Jersey Transit service.
>>The ceremony will be hosted by MTA Long Island Railroad President
>>Tom Prendergast and will take place on the main concourse of Penn
>>Station, adjacent to the LIRR Police Office. I hope you will be
>>able to join us for the launch of this innovative project Please
>>feel free to invite others whom you think might have an interest.
>"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
>Helen Keller
>Kathy Seven Williams
>Rehabilitation Counselor/Teacher
>Access Technology Specialist

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