Disabled users take advantage of computers
We all love e-mail, but for some people, technology really does change their lives. Those who are both deaf and blind are using computers and the Internet to communicate with speed and accuracy never thought possible. People are now using devices that convert computer text into Braille, and as a result can now surf the Net and read email at their leisure.
A U.S. research project based on new technologies that synthesize speech into computer text promises to give the disabled an even greater degree of portable communication. Users will be able to attend lectures or have spontaneous conversations without an interpreter.