Chancy initially spoke to Scott Blanks of the San Francisco Lighthouse about the tactile maps being embossed on a View Plus Columbia Braille Embosser
At the Tactile Mapping Automated project s booth. Except, being the intrepid reporter that we all know her to be, the interview soon expands outward to cover several aspects of the wide array of services offered by this famous organization. To learn more about the maps mentioned at the beginning of this interview, or about any of the services spoken about afterwards, visit the San Francisco Lighthouse
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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.