Model R1D Optacon

Converter, Data

Accession Number: 2000.39.1-6

Description: The Optacon is housed in a leather case with an adjustable shoulder strap and is powered by a rechargeable battery. It can covert type sizes from 6 point to 20 point. The Optacon and battery charger fit into a vinyl soft-pack. Equipment and accessories are identified below. .1a - leather case with additional straps, 2.5 x 7.5 x 9 in. (closed flap) .1b - vinyl soft-pack with zippered top and pocket, 4.5 x 10.5 x 13 in. .1c - miniature camera in lens module, .75 x 3.5 x 1.75 (module) .1d - electronics section and tactile stimulator array (finger plate), 2.25 x 6.3 x 8.5 in. .1e - Demonstration Tracking Aid, model T3A (aluminum), has text printed on it over which the camera can be moved for demonstration purposes, .5 x 9 x 5.5 in. .1f - Optacon Owner's Manual .1g - Portable Line Scanner Operation Manual .1h - T3A Demonstration Tracking Aid Instructions .2 - Visual Display, model V1A, connects to Optacon with cable and displays in light form the same images as the metal rods, 9 x 7 x 6 in. .3 - T2 Tracking Aid, helps maintain camera alignment, .75 x 10.13 x 4.5 in. .4a - Portable Line Scanner, an instructional device to teach tracking skills, 2.13 x 14.75 x 9.5 in. .4b - leather case for scanner .5 - Optacon Battery Charger .6 - Metal plate, .75 x 15.5 x 8.75 in.

Date Made: ca. 1977

Place of Origin: Palo Alto, CA

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2000.39

Subjects: Assistive technology Electronic aids Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Reading devices for the disabled

Made: Telesensory Systems, Inc.

Material: Leather, steel, plastic, rubber, paper

Updated: 06/24/2021