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Converto-Braille, CSTM artifact no. 1987.0272.001
The first prototype of the Converto-Braille, a text to braille computerized transcriber developed by Roland Galarneau, c.1972.
Artifact No. 1992.0876
Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII
Artifact no. 1967.0664.001
Lockheed 10A Electra, c.1936
Artifact no. 1968.0892.001
Painting of a Pear, a Simbirsk-Prince cross variety (c.1930)
Artifact No. 1987.2452.001
Picht braillewriter, CSTM artifact no. 1987.0263.001
A Picht braillewriter, first developed by Oscar Picht in Germany, c.1899. Donated to the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in 1987 by Roland Galarneau.
Pratteola Player Piano (1910)
Artifact No. 1969.0700.001
Slate & Stylus, CNIB
A slate and stylus from the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB), Ottawa office
Slate & Stylus, CSTM Library and Archives
A slate and stylus from the Canadian Printing for the Blind fonds of the Canadian Science and Technology Museum Library and Archives, collected by Ernst P. Hamm for the museum c. 1986. Object featured in Envisioning Technologies, a virtual exhibit…
Swail punched-card reader, CSTM artifact no. 1985.0818.001
An early model of a punch-card reader to be used by computer programmers who were blind. Developed by Dr. James Swail at the NRC, c.1968.