This Day in History: March 5

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Talking Laptop Helps Blind Student Earn College Degree

March 5, 1993

Talking Laptop Helps Blind Student Earn College Degree

In an early demonstration of the impact computers could have on people's lives, the Los Angeles Times reports that a blind student was taking advantage of a talking Toshiba T1000 laptop computer to help him complete courses necessary to graduate from UCLA. After 15 years of going to college on and off, the computer provided Robert Antunez the independence and aid he needed to complete a bachelor's degree in political science.