Meet Blindness Tech Pioneer Dean Blazie

On this episode, Anil and Chris talk with Dean Blazie, who has been working with blind people to develop technology we can use since the 1960s. They discuss how dean got involved in working with blind people through his relationship with Tim Cranmer; how initial ideas they worked on developed into products for blind people; and the origins of the Braille’n’Speak, the pioneering Braille notetaker that took the blind community by storm in the late 1980s and paved the way for similar devices in use today.

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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/2021-02/nations_blind_podcast_dean_blazie_0.mp3
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Meet Blindness Tech Pioneer Dean Blazie
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