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optophone

[op-tuh-fohn] /ˈɒp təˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
an electronic device that scans ordinary printed characters and produces combinations of sounds, enabling a blind reader to recognize the characters.
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  • It was the optophone, and perhaps you may have seen, or rather heard it.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
  • Glenfield says you're pulling out, but so am not I. I'm for Hubbard and the optophone theory now.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for optophone

optophone

/ˈɒptəˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
a device for blind people that converts printed words into sounds
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