- an electronic device that scans ordinary printed characters and produces combinations of sounds, enabling a blind reader to recognize the characters.
Origin of optophone
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It was the optophone, and perhaps you may have seen, or rather heard it.
Glenfield says you're pulling out, but so am not I. I'm for Hubbard and the optophone theory now.
- a device for blind people that converts printed words into sounds
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