Woman using Kurzweil Reading Machine, 1984

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.66.2

Description: Black and white glossy; a woman sits at a desk using a Kurzweil Reading Machine; she is reading "Consumers in the Economy" by B. Hayden Green; she holds the book on the scanner with her right hand and works the user controls with her left. On reverse: "1984 from Hadley School" written in black ink BL.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 5" (h) x 7" (w)

Date: 1984

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: The Kurzweil Reading Machine, invented by Ray Kurzweil in 1976, is a reading aid that converts print to speech. The machine converts the words and images from the page into speech one page at a time. The user control pad allows the user to pause, go back, and set bookmarks.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Reading devices