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Re: The ability to access information via computer is a [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2012, 21:24
IMO B.
A is wrong because it talks about how less expensive Comp. equipment is than other traditional equipment. We are not interested in the cost. Moreover, cost is not mentioned anywhere in the stimulus.
Conclusion: More access to info via computers than other traditional resources
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Re: The ability to access information via computer is a [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2012, 07:00
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The ability to access information via computer is a tremendous resource for visually impaired people. Only a limited amount of printed information is accessible in braille, large type, or audiotape. But a person with the right hardware and software can access a large quantity of information from libraries and museums around the world, and can have the computer read the information aloud, display it in large type, or produce a braille version. Thus, visually impaired people can now access information from computers more easily than they can from most traditional sources.

Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

A) A computerized speech synthesizer is often less expensive than a complete library of audiotapes.

B) Relatively easy-to-use computer systems that can read information aloud, display it in large type, or produce a braille version of it are widely available.

C) Many visually impaired people prefer traditional sources of information to computers that can read information aloud, display it in large type, or produce a braille version of it.

D) Most visually impaired people who have access to information via computer also have access to this same information via more traditional sources.

E) The rate at which printed information is converted into formats easily accessible to visually impaired people will increase.


probable assumption I could come out after reading conclusion (the visually impaired people could now access information using computer) was such material would be readily available in comparison to the traditional sources


based on this assumption narrowed my answer choices to A.B and E.
crossed out E because conclusion talks abt rate of conversion to speed up in future while conclusion talks abt info accessible now.

out of A and B, I crossed out A becoz it talks abt computerized speech synthesizer rather than computer itself. Also it talks abt relative cost, which does not ensure tht material would be widely available.

IMO B
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Re: The ability to access information via computer is a [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 03:06
IMO B
Option C & D can be omitted as they weaken the argument.

Option A - Compares a synthesizer with an audiotape in terms of cost, which is irrelevant here

Option E - Only talks about the printed information.

Hence Option B
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Re: The ability to access information via computer is a [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 04:38
+1 for B.

A cannot be the answer, since cost was not mentioned in the stimulus.

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Re: The ability to access information via computer is a [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 04:43
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The ability to access information via computer is a tremendous resource for visually impaired people. Only a limited amount of printed information is accessible in braille, large type, or audiotape. But a person with the right hardware and software can access a large quantity of information from libraries and museums around the world, and can have the computer read the information aloud, display it in large type, or produce a braille version. Thus, visually impaired people can now access information from computers more easily than they can from most traditional sources.

Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

A) A computerized speech synthesizer is often less expensive than a complete library of audiotapes.

B) Relatively easy-to-use computer systems that can read information aloud, display it in large type, or produce a braille version of it are widely available.

C) Many visually impaired people prefer traditional sources of information to computers that can read information aloud, display it in large type, or produce a braille version of it.

D) Most visually impaired people who have access to information via computer also have access to this same information via more traditional sources.

E) The rate at which printed information is converted into formats easily accessible to visually impaired people will increase.

This is true only if imparied people can access easly to those resouces.............B it is
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Re: The ability to access information via computer is a [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 09:20
I'd choose B

B is broader than A. 'A' is limited only to synthesized speech, while B offers the same advantages of speech synthesizer (reads text out load) along with large type and braille, making it a broader source of information in general, hence, it strengthens the conclusion more than 'A'.
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