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Sound Alternative, A: Computing and the Blind

Subtitle
Computing and the blind
Synopsis
The Open University has pioneered the use of information technology to help its blind students. This programme follows two students who have been involved with the ‘Computing and the Blind’ project, established in 1980, and shows how their studies and personal ambitions were affected by it. Also shows how the project has influenced developments in schools for visually handicapped children and has helped blind adults at work.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £55.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Education
Keywords
blindness; computers; visually impaired people

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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