Triformation systems braille translation computer, ca. 1990

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.209

Description: Color photograph; up-close photo of a person's hands using a Triformation Systems, Inc. braille transcription machine; her fingers are pressing down on braille keys on the keyboard; a computer monitor sits on the desk in front of the keyboard. the keyboard translates into braille, disc would be created

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 3.5 (h) x 5 (w) in.

Date: ca. 1990

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: Braille Transcription Editors (BTEs) were IBM personal computers that were modified to translate braille. Transcribers used a braille keyboard to key in the braille which the computer then wrote onto floppy disks. The disks would then drive the Plate Embossing Devices (PEDs) and Text Embossing Devices (TEDs), much like tape used to drive stereograph machines.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Braille