IBM Screen Reader/2 keypad
|Keyswitches||IBM buckling spring|
|Interface||SDL cable to PS/2 connector|
This is the IBM Screen Reader/2 keypad with Model M type IBM buckling spring key switches. The keypad was an integral part of a system designed to give blind computer users access to OS/2, DOS and Windows applications back in the 1980s; in fact, it was the first screen reader for a graphical user interface on the PC.
Pictures of the IBM Screen Reader/2 keypad.
- AccessWorld Magazine — On-the-Job Profile: A History of Accessibility at IBM, by Annemarie Cooke (March 2004) (American Foundation for the Blind)