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Old 22-08-2009, 12:46   #1
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Audio Compass

There used to be an audio compass available, which allowed blind people to helm a course. The manufacturer stopped making these some time ago, and I understand that a plea has gone out to try to find a second hand one.

Given an electronic compass feeding data into a computer via NMEA, surely software could be written using the text to speech software and an input of desired course which would enable a blind person to experience some of the joys of sailing.

Sounds to me like a good project that would be of great value to a section of the public who otherwise would be prevented from this sense of achievement

Anyone interested?
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