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Seek Reading Machines to Give to 5,000 Blind

A campaign to supply 5,000 blind persons with reading machines was announced yesterday by the National Council of Jewish Women. The reading machine is a specially designed portable electric phonograph, developed by the American Foundation for the Blind, which accommodates phonograph discs that run more than half an hour apiece.

Literary works are being recorded on these discs. By virtue of the new invention, blind who cannot learn the Braille system can “read.” The drive is led by Mrs. Jules Hart of Yonkers, chairman of the field service committee of the Council.

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