200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Who We Are
Technology Center for the Blind offers products, programs and initiatives developed to help blind people achieve full participation in society. Offers evaluation and demonstration center of adaptive technology used by the blind. Contains speech and Braille assistive devices from around the world for use with computers and related technologies. Publishes reviews of speech and Braille software and devices.
The National Federation of the Blind has established the technology to provide digital talking newspapers for the blind. They reproduce the texts of national newspapers and transmit them over touch-tone telephone. Access by touch-tone phone with an identification number and security code provided when application received for service. Some of the parers available are The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Baltimore Sun. The Federation offers other services, call for details.
Offers touch-tone telephone access to the thousands of jobs listed in America's Job Bank, and Internet Service run by the Department of Labor.
Offers over 1200 publications covering all aspects of and issues about blindness. Most are available in print, cassette, Braille or all three formats. Also sells over 500 different materials used by the blind, such as white canes, Braille paper and writing materials, talking clocks, Braille watches and Braille games. Offers upon request, free large print, audio cassette tape, or Braille catalogs for aids, appliances and literature.