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Wendy Buckley showed student Slater Schuler, 12, how to use an electronic communication device. Wendy Buckley showed student Slater Schuler, 12, how to use an electronic communication device. (David L. Ryan/ Globe Staff)
By Katie Johnston Chase
Globe Staff / October 20, 2009

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Before Ashley Bernard got her new iPod Touch, the Perkins School for the Blind student could not use an MP3 player without help. But thanks in part to school officials, who encouraged Apple Inc. to make an iPod that gives and responds to spoken commands - standard on the latest models - Bernard can listen to her music like any ... (Full article: 894 words)

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