Eleanor Pester interview

Recording, Audio

Accession Number: 2006.13.64

Scope & Content: Eleanor Pester talks about her work in the Research Department of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH). She initially served as an intern (FY 1971), and, in 1974, joined the department as a full-time APH employee, working first as a research associate and later as a project leader (originally called "research scientist"). Product development projects mentioned include: Number Line, Quick Pick Math, Patterns, Building on Patterns, Swing Cell, Touch and Tell, Listen and Think, an abacus-instruction video, Game Kit, Classroom Calendar Kit, and Dolch Word Cards. She describes the project-team approach of the department, as well as changes and growth that have occurred in APH Research since the 1970s. Note: Eleanor Pester retired from APH in 2012, several months after the interview was conducted.

Narrator: Pester, Eleanor

Interviewer: Randles, Raymond

Interview Date: 02/15/2012

Interview Length: 113 minutes

Interview Place: Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Extent: 113 minutes

Collection: APH Oral History Collection

Credit Line: APH Oral History Collection, 2006.13

Media Type: Compact Disc

Subjects: Braille Employees Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Interviews Product and market development Research

Interview Restrictions: All copyrights belong to the American Printing House for the Blind. Contact the Museum concerning any restrictions.