[Athen] Digital Design Course

Kilcommons,Cath cathk at cahs.colostate.edu
Tue Aug 21 16:33:18 PDT 2007

Hi Lorraine,
We have a student studying Landscape architecture who is using CAD and Photoshop among other things. His abilities sound similar to the student you mention. We helped set up his dorm room access using the MEDIAssistent from http://convergenceconcepts.com/index2.html.

Our student works using input through a variety of ways including voice input, scripting and a head camera for mouse control, and an onscreen keyboard. The Adobe products are nice because you can use keyboard controls to do most everything. Our student uses Dragon, which is not Mac based.

Sounds like your MACs are running the older versions of the MAC OS... See, http://www.apple.com/accessibility/physical/ for some product suggestions.

I am pretty sure smartNav runs on MAC http://rjcooper.com/smartnav/index.html. You can pair it with a mounted switch or a sip and puff or an onscreen keyboard. I know there are some macro programs also available for MAC that could help initialize more complex usages of the programs.

Good luck,

Cath Stager-Kilcommons
ACCESS Project
Colorado State University
cathk at cahs.colostate.edu<mailto:cathk at cahs.colostate.edu>

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On Behalf Of LORRAINEN
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 7:52 AM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Digital Design Course

Good Morning:

Please can I get some advice. I am at the early stages of working with a vocational rehabilitation team to get a very artistic and creative 26 year old man who is a quadriplegic with no ability to use his hands. He is able to use his wheelchair on his own because he has some lateral movement in his arms but no movement in his hands. He is interested in going back to school to do a digital Design Certificate and we are working on his computer set up to allow him to do the required courses.

The computer lab for the digital design curriculum has the following equipment:

Mac Lab

G4 workstations have:
Adobe CS2 Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
Quark Express Version 7

Additional Computers on the campus:
G4 Macs in the Open Lab with hopefully
Adobe CS3 this fall.

Has anyone else worked with a student doing this kind of course, and can you share any information with me on what the set up was, and what worked.

Thanking you in advance


Lorraine Norwich

Assistive Technology Specialist

Community Work Services

174 Portland Street

Boston, MA 02114-7114

lorrainen at cwsbos.com

Telephone: 617-720-2233 X 222

Fax: 617-367-4759

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