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Evaluation of the E-Z Cassette Player. Report No. 16-RD-83 [microform] / Timothy J. Crotty
Bib ID 5430493
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Crotty, Timothy J
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1983 
41 p. 
Summary

An evaluation of the E-Z cassette player was conducted for the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to determine if the player is suitable for readers who either had no previous experience with cassettes or who cannot operate a standard NLS cassette player. Players were distributed to volunteer library patrons and personalized instruction was provided in operating the machines, which are designed to play the standard four-track monaural cassette used in the Talking Book program and to handle as many functions automatically as possible. Participants discussed their reactions to the equipment and completed a questionnaire to identify what they liked and disliked about the machine. Records were also kept of machine malfunctions and other problems. Findings indicate that the machine was popular with elderly readers because of its automatic side-advance feature and because there are only two controls necessary in normal use. The only major problem found involved the microprocessor, which does not function properly after voltage change in the lines. Appendices include tables displaying data on machine operation and controls, common problems, and general acceptability and machine use, as well as a participant profile and the participant questionnaire. (LMM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Contract Number: LC2631.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attitudes.  |  Audiotape Cassettes.  |  Audiotape Recorders.  |  Blindness.  |  Equipment Evaluation.  |  Library Services.  |  Physical Disabilities.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Use Studies.  |  E Z Cassette Player  |  National Library Service for the Blind
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors VSE Corp., Alexandria, VA
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