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Keyboard input, speech output:

  • touch typing skills, (possibly using the system to teach the skills)
  • ability to move from home row to cursor movement keys (possibly using this system to teach the skill)
  • fair to good hearing ability (if poor hearing do headphones help?)
  • ability to understand synthesized speech in word and character mode
  • ability to sequence at least four steps independently (this means using notes)
  • memorize at least ten commands

Braille input, speech output:

  • ability to write at least grade one braille, grade two braille preferred
  • fair to good hearing ability (if poor hearing do headphones help?)
  • ability to understand synthesized speech in word and character mode
  • ability to sequence at least four steps independently (this means using notes)
  • memorize at least ten commands

Braille input, speech and braille output:

  • all of the "braille input, speech output" plus:
  • ability to read at least grade one, grade two preferred
  • ability to recognize and read computer braille code

by Jim Allan and Jay Stiteley