- You remember being so excited about the invention of the glue gun so there wasn’t long waits for Elmer’s glue or puff paint to dry.
- You remember using MS-DOS so your students could write and save files on computers with speech access.
- You remember BEX as the talking system for an Apple IIe computer.
- You were one of very few in school districts who knew how to load software on a computer.
- Your access to an embosser meant you had connections!
- The ability to use an embosser for graphics was a dream few could achieve financially.
- Literary was taught to you in college and that was about it for braille. Learning Nemeth was baptism by fire.
- You remember Seedlings as a new company that might actually give your students books…to keep….for free!
- When scanners and OCR software came out you felt $2000 for a scanner was worth it to help produce braille quicker (and be able to save the file!).
- Getting your new APH catalog in the mail was an event you looked forward to – there was no such thing as the internet.
- If you were a traveling TVI, you figured out quickly that a cell phone could save you that hour drive to a student that wasn’t there.
- Your college professors talked about how they had a choice of who they would work with and usually they only had ‘vanilla blind.’ They were all still adjusting to the idea of TVIs and students with multiple disabilities.
- You actually had two competing braille software: MegaDots and Duxbury (we know who won).
- NIMAS was a dream…we all wished publishers would have had the courtesy to do this without force.
- You know what an Optacon is and probably assisted a student using one.
- You thought the Braille-N-Speak and Math-N-Speak toys were too cool!
What would you add to the list?