Vol.7 n°9 september 1982

Vol.7 n°9 september 1982

p.3 In the Queue (table of contents)

Features

p.24 Quinti-Maze

A three-dimensional game that may redefine for you the meaning of "lost." It placed eighth in the BYTE Game Contest.

[author : Robert Tsuk]

p.34 Three Dee Tee

Strategy is the key word in this game designed for the TRS-80 Color Computer. It's the seventh-place winner in the BYTE Game Contest.

[author : John Stuart]

p.54 The Epson QX-10/Valdocs System

This new machine from Epson combines a word processor, an appointment book, an electronic mail network, and more in one package-all for less than $3000.

[author : Gregg Williams]

p.58 NCC Report

New products from the United States and Japan put the spotlight on microcomputers at the National Computer Conference.

[author : Chris Morgan]

p.62 The Hanover Fair

The annual exposition is a showcase for the latest microcomputers and dataprocessing and office equipment.

[author : Robert E. Ramsdell]

p.64 Build the Microvox Text-to-Speech Synthesizer

The 6502 microprocessor in this intelligent peripheral device translates plain English text into phonemes to control a Votrax SC-01A .

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.136 Computers Can Play a Dual Role for Disabled Individuals

Microcomputers must be made to do more than help disabled individuals in specialized ways; they must be adapted to give the disabled access to standard software.

[author : Gregg Vanderheiden]

p.166 A New Horizon for Nonvocal Communication Devices

The Panasonic Hand-Held Computer can be used as a personal, portable speech prosthesis.

[author : Patrick Demasco and Richard Foulds]

p.186 Minspeak

A picture can truly be worth a thousand words for people using this speech synthesizer.

[author : Bruce Baker]

p.204 The FDA Regulation of Computerized Medical Devices

What you need to know before your creation hits the market.

[author : Joseph Jorgens III, Carl W. Bruch, and Frank Houston]

p.218 Talking Terminals

New devices open the world of computing to people with visual impairments.

[author : David Stoffel]

p.250 Braille Writing In Pascal

A Pascal program, a strip of cellophane tape, and a rubber glove combine to make a line printer for braille text.

[author : Alfred Fant Jr.]

p.276 Adaptive-Firmware Card for the Apple II

Physically disabled individuals can control standard programs without permanent modifications to the computer.

[author : Paul Schwejda and Gregg Vanderheiden]

p.318 User's Column: Letters, Pascal, CB/80, and Cardfile

One man's opinion on a variety of subjects of interest to computer users.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.342 Logo: An Approach to Educating Disabled Children

Creating action-oriented learning environments and putting pupils in charge of their own learning greatly benefits students with severe educational disabilities.

[author : Sylvia Weir, Susan Jo Russell, and Jose A. Valente]

p.398 Model III A to D Revisited

Build this simple and inexpensive analog-to-digital converter.

[author : William Barden Jr.]

p.420 The Case of the Purloined Object Code: Can It Be Solved? Part 1: The Problems

A specialist in software and the legal aspects of high technology explains why new laws are necessary.

[author : Richard H. Stern]

p.440 A Comparison of Five Compilers for Apple BASIC

Speed isn't the only factor to assess when choosing a compiler.

[author : Joseph H. Taylor and Jeffrey S. Taylor]

p.466 Digital Troubleshooting with Signature Analysis

A look inside Hewlett-Packard's HP-5004A.

[author : Steven A. Piubeni]

p.476 Program Your Own Text Editor, Part 1: Avoid Complex Commands Using Instant Updating

A commonly used program should be easy to work with.

[author : Richard Fobes]

p.513 A Weaving Simulator

The final appearance of a loom pattern can be predicted with a microcomputer and a printer.

[author : Paul W. Heiser]

p.520 Turn Your Apple II Into a Storage Oscilloscope

Low-repetition transient pulses can be easy to capture.

[author : Larry Korba]

Reviews

p.92 The Apple III and Its New Profile

[author : Robin Moore]

p.231 The Cognivox VI0-1003 : Voice recognition and output for the Apple II

[author : Dr. William Murray]

p.240 The Abilityphone

[author : William L. Rush]

p.362 BYTE's Arcade: Swashbuckler

[author : Scott Spangenberg]

p.370 Zero Gravity Pinball

[author : Mark Friedman]

p.375 Beer Run

[author : Arthur Little]

p.383 Advanced Star Raider Tactics and Strategies

[author : C. Donald Harris Jr.]

p.531 Pickles & Trout CP/M for the TRS-80 Model II

[author : Hal Smith]

p.537 TRS-80 Disk Editor/Assemblers

[author : T. A. Daneliuk]

Nucleus

p.6 Editorial: Let There Be Talking People Too

p.10 Letters

p.270 Education Forum: Computers and the Special Education Classroom

p.490 BYTELINES

p.494 Software Received

p.497 Clubs and Newsletters

p.498 Books Received

p.499 Ask BYTE

p.501 BYTE's Bit

p.502 Event Queue

p.540 Desk-Top Wonder: Getting the Most from Your TI Programmer

p.543 What's New?

p.605 Unclassified Ads

p.606 BOMB, BOMB Results

p.607 Reader Service

In This Issue

BYTE marks its seventh anniversary with the theme Computers and the Disabled, graphically illustrated on the cover by Robert Tinney. Gregg Vanderheiden discusses how "Computers Can Play a Dual Role for the Disabled," and with coauthor Paul Schwejda demonstrates how to make an "Adaptive Firmware Card for the Apple II." David Stoffel reviews talking terminals for the blind, and William L. Rush evaluates the Abilityphone, a device for nonvocal communication. Patrick Demasco and Richard Foulds show how the Panasonic Hand-Held Computer can be used as a communication device in "A New Horizon for Nonvocal Communication Devices." Steve Ciarcia brings you his latest speech-synthesis system in "Build the Microvox Text-to-Speech Synthesizer: Part 1 - The Hardware," and Dr. William Murray reviews The Cognivox VI-1003, a speech-recognition system. Bruce Baker discusses his highly original Minspeak associative memory system for portable speech synthesis, and Alfred Fant Jr. shows you how to use a line printer to produce braille. In case you're thinking of marketing your own computerized aid, see our overview of the FDA's regulations concerning medical devices. In addition to our regular articles and reviews, we have BYTE's Arcade, and we start the countdown on our game contest winners.