[Athen] Student with Usher's Syndrome
jeano at uwm.edu
Thu Mar 29 08:02:29 PDT 2007
Her best bet is Braille if she is already deaf. Yes on refreshable
Braille display OR and here's a huge plug for portability - BrailleNote.
I'm pretty sure HumanWare makes them. They are actually little
computers, about 5" x 8", allow for web browsing, email, word
processing, etc. etc. Software can allow for connection to a desktop for
test taking, or there are flash cards. The new ones also have GPS
tracking systems. Obviously in the pricey range, however, if she has VR
support, you and/or she should be able to talk the counselor into it.
Have a good one.
Dawn Hunziker wrote:
>I have a student with Usher's Syndrome here at the University of
>Arizona.... She is deaf and is losing her vision. Right now she is
>depending on a CCTV to read her course materials but is finding that
>to be very exhausting / strenuous. She is blind in one eye and has
>20/70 vision in the other....
>I suggested that she learn braille and learn how to use a computer
>with a screen reader / refreshable Braille display..... Any other
>suggestions for this student?
>Assistive Technology Coordinator
>University of Arizona
>Disability Resource Center
>1224 E. Lowell St.
>P.O. Box 210095
>Tucson, AZ 85721
>(520) 626-5500 (FAX)
>Web Page: http://drc.arizona.edu
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