Braille Monitor                                                                                                        April 2004

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Clarification of Tiger Braille Embosser Review

In the February 2004 issue of the Braille Monitor, we published an article about Tiger Braille embossers manufactured by Viewplus Technology. The review included extended verbatim excerpts from the manufacturer's advertising material. Because of this, a casual reading of the article could have led to the impression that we endorse categorically the statements contained in the advertising material.

Technology reviews performed at the International Braille and Technology Center of the National Federation of the Blind will contain our findings of the performance of products under review. In most circumstances we will not incorporate into our reviews extended quotations of advertising materials.

The National Federation of the Blind International Braille and Technology Center exists to help consumers learn about equipment available to provide access to information. It is also used to provide training in the operation of access technology and to stimulate the development of additional equipment that is needed. In performing technology reviews, we seek the objective of an unbiased evaluation of hardware and software based upon the performance of these products.

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