Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Welcome to Handiham World.

Don't look now, but something we depend upon is an endangered (technological) species:

I use a Panasonic touch tone phone in the WA0TDA ham shack. It's got a real electromechanical tactile numeric pad laid out in the standard configuration. While I can see the keypad to dial, it really isn't necessary since I can also feel the keys, 10 digits and the star and pound keys, arranged in a known pattern. Like most keypads of this type, the number 5 key has a raised tactile bump so that you can find that starting point in complete darkness, or if you are blind.  My Icom IC-7200's keypad is arranged in the same way and also has the raised tactile on the 5 key. 

Touch Tone pad goes away:  Read or listen to the entire edition here.