United States scientists have developed a new machine which can help blind people to read.?
MV & CUs Blind man operating sonic reading machine, illustrates and explains (various shots)
TRANSCRIPT: "Before I go any further, I should tell you that this is a "Visotoner". We use it to read little things like bank statements and mail. The sounds of it are nine -- nine tones. There go all the sounds together as we turn off the lights. There are a lot of them....you note that the print is above the line, for example....let's see...these are the two type tones and they respond to the print above the line. These two low tones are for the descenders like 'g' or 'p' and then these five middle tones .... three, four, five, six and seven, are the little twittery sounds because it has a vertical in the middle of it. There is the vertical of the 't'. The 'o' starts in the middle, spreads out, and then comes together again like that. So the 't' sounds like this, and the 'o' sounds like that .... that's the way I often read my mail."
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Background: United States scientists have developed a new machine which can help blind people to read. The machine, developed in an Ohio laboratory, scans the printed page with a beam of light. It then translates the print into different sound patterns.
A blind war veteran explained the uses to which the new machine can be put: