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Sally Mangold describes the original SAL

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This video showcases the Speech Assisted Learning (SAL) device and its creator, Sally Mangold. Users reveal how the device has helped them while Mangold, at an NSF demonstration and press conference in 2002, explains the features.

Credit: Dena Headlee, National Science Foundation

 

A kindergartner examines a Talking Tactile Tablet picture of a flower.

A kindergartner examines a Talking Tactile Tablet picture of a flower. The picture was made by her teacher at Crofton Elementary School in Crofton, Md.

Credit: Erica Ziegler


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This Talking Tactile Tablet features a map of the United Kingdom from a world atlas.

This Talking Tactile Tablet features a map of the United Kingdom from a world atlas created through a partnership between Touch Graphics and the National Geographic Society.

Credit: Touch Graphics; National Geographic Society


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Blinded veteran Urban Miyares describes his 2,000-mile trek in the TransPacific yacht race.

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Blinded veteran Urban Miyares describes his 2,000-mile trek in the TransPacific yacht race in this video taken at the National Press Club.

Credit: National Science Foundation

 



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