What's believed to be the world's first braille computer terminal has been established in Melbourne, Australia.
Braille computer in operation : braille data emerging; Reporter Kincaid interviews founder Mr. Tony Brown/ machine clicks away.
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Background: What's believed to be the world's first braille computer terminal has been established in Melbourne, Australia.
The braille machines are operating at the Monash computer centre, 20 miles from Melbourne. They were developed by a blind programmer, Mr. Tony Brown, in co-operation with the director of the centre, Dr. Cliff Bellamy.
The new terminal is seen as a breakthrough for blind people using computers and learning techniques in industry and commerce.
Computer signals are stored by the braille machine and information turned out in braille. The centre is making data available for many organisations employing blind people. Blind programmers are also finding the centre a boon to study the operation of complicated computer technology.
The centre hopes to extend its services throughout Australia and overseas and add to the number of machines available at Monash.