Viewscan Text System

Computer, Laptop

Accession Number: 2009.24.8

Description: (a) Adapted Epson HX-20 computer, cream-toned plastic chassis with expansion unit bracketed on left; QWERTY keyboard, symbol keys in a dark brown, function keys in a gray-brown, return and break keys in red; integral paper tape printer slot in top left, LCD readout screen in top middle (120x32 dots, 20 characters by 4 lines), micro-cassette drive in top right; speaker grill below LCD screen; controls on right side: on/off slider, view angle dial, cassette open, print push button, and jacks for microphone, earphone, remote control, and barcode reader; jacks on back: power adapter, nine-pin RS-232C, and six pin serial; 25-pin jack for camera on left side; label in lower left, "Viewscan Text System"; above LCD screen, "WORMALD INTERNATIONAL SENSORY AIDS"; on silver label on reverse, "EPSON PORTABLE COMPUTER/MODEL HX-20/CODE AA/SERIAL NO. 025143"; on black label on reverse of expansion unit, "VIEWSCAN TEXT SYSTEM/KEYBOARD MODEL VTS 100/SERIAL NUMBER 1034/WORMALD INTERNATIONAL SENSORY AIDS"; (b) dark brown plastic carrying case, fitted for (a), plastic hinge, latches, and handle are integral; cast into latches, "EPSON"; label inset in side "VTS".

Height: 1.875

Width: 14.75

Depth: 8.5

Date Made: ca. 1983

Maker: Wormald International Sensory Aids

Place of Origin: Japan, New Zealand

Collection: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection

History/Provenance: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Computers Electronic aids Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Large type books Low vision

Dimension Notes: computer; dimensions of case are 3 x 15.5 x 11.75"

Made: Wormald International Sensory Aids

Material: Plastic, aluminum

Updated: 06/02/2017