• Short Summary

    A telephonist in Brisbane, Australia, blind since birth, has invented a device which makes hand-writing easier for sightless people.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN DOWN..Exterior ..bank of New South Wales in Brisbane
    0.10

    2.
    CU INTERIOR..ZOOM OUT..Miss Olive Jones opens case and removes device
    0.20

    3.
    CU Writing pad with device for blind writers attached by Miss Jones
    0.26

    4.
    CU Miss Jones
    0.29

    5.
    CU Miss Jones writing, using device
    0.35

    6.
    TV DITTO
    0.40

    7.
    CU Miss Jones writing her name
    0.53



    Initials ES. 1102 ES. 1110



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A telephonist in Brisbane, Australia, blind since birth, has invented a device which makes hand-writing easier for sightless people.

    The device comprises a notched clip-board, and a metal bar with squares out in it for inscribing letters.

    The writer drops the bar into the notches on the board, then feels his way across it, inscribing his letters around the extremities of each square.

    Miss Jones calls her method "Pleasure Print". It's still slow, she admits, but completely foolproof. She hopes it will take on quickly with blind people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2T8FYWQ0N8N0YZI6JQ7XEU1GR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2T8FYWQ0N8N0YZI6JQ7XEU1GR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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