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High-Tech Aid for Disabled Often Expensive, Panel Told

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WASHINGTON--Witnesses told a Congressional panel last week that most handicapped people are unable to take advantage of state-of-the-art technology designed to assist them because it is prohibitively expensive.

"A familiar quote in the deaf community,'' Margaret Bibum of Deafpride, Inc., told the House Committee on Select Education, "is 'It's expensive to be deaf.''

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