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A student who is blind can take lab measurements.

Researchers have created a workstation that allows a student who is blind to independently take lab measurements with a probe, electronic balance, and digital multimeter. This workstation was developed by a group at East Carolina University. It consists of an IBM-compatible PC, the Team Labs Personal Science Laboratory (PSL), and a Creative Labs Soundblaster Card which allows for sound output. Students are able to measure mass, temperature, pH, light intensity, AC and DC voltages and currents, resistance, frequency, and capacitance. Software can be downloaded from the Web at http:/people.delphi.com/LUNNEY/.

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