A Phone of Our Own

A Phone of Our Own

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Lang, a professor for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, tells about how three enterprising deaf men--Robert Weitbrecht, James Marsters, and Andrew Saks--fought telephone monopolies and bureaucracies and overcame technical difficulties to develop a phone deaf people can use, one that converts sounds into text. Photos.(Center) The Micon Industriesa#39; Manual Communication Module (the MCM Communication System) came on the market in 1973, and it was one of the first ... The electromechanical TTY and modem cost between $200 and $250 by 1974.

Title:A Phone of Our Own
Author:Harry G. Lang
Publisher:Gallaudet University Press - 2000


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