[Athen] Capturing Information on a Board

Wink Harner wink.harner at mcmail.maricopa.edu
Mon Feb 18 21:51:51 PST 2008

Hi Athenites,

I would like to add to Shelley's rapt endorsement of Mimio: to encourage
the use of the technology built into the SMARTBOARD. You will need laptop
or computer in the classroom. The SMARTBOARD takes a photo of what's written
on the board. These snapshots of what's written on the board are saved to
the laptop/computer as JPEG images. With a direct connection to the SMARTBOARD,
the student can see & then save the images and view in enlarged size(s) on
the laptop/computer. For the advantage of the whole class, if the instructor
is using the SMARTBOARD with a laptop/computer, s/he can save each class's
boards as a series of JPEG images and post on the dept. website, class's
Blackboard or WEBCT for future study sessions or classes, etc., making it
accessible for one and available to all.

Mimio gives the student ability to be completely independent in using the
accommodation. The instructor is key in the use of SMARTBOARD technology
yet adds a great deal towards the integration of universal design techniques.
Both have advantages. I guess in weighing one versus the other would depend
on the limitation of the student's vision and ability to manipulate the Mimio
camera and evaluate which would be the best choice.

Hope this is helpful!



>-- Original Message --

>Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:38:33 -0800

>To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network <athen at athenpro.org>

>From: Shelley Haven <rmhaven at stanford.edu>

>Subject: Re: [Athen] Capturing Information on a Board

>Reply-To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network <athen at athenpro.org>



>Hi, Dave!


>How about this: a mimio Capture Kit

><http://www.mimio.com/products/capturekit/index.php> outfitted with a

>mimio Wireless Module

><http://www.mimio.com/products/wireless/index.php>, allowing the

>students in question to adapt the mimio display of the board on their

>laptop to meet their particular needs. Added advantages: I believe

>the students ought to be able to annotate the image, too, as well as

>"tag" (capture snapshots of) the board for later reference. Truly

>UDL, and it works with any whiteboard up to 8 feet by 4 feet.


>- Shelley




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>>I write to you to solicit input and recommendations concerning

>>capturing information from a board (blackboard, white board, etc.)

>>for students with vision loss. What I know I need to investigate




>>Clarity Camera




>>I am also wondering about using Math Type with one of these devices

>>and/or using captioning. This is for a Calculus class and ideally

>>I'd like to figure out a solution that we can use well into the

>>future and for a variety of classes and for various disabilities

>>including vision loss, learning disabilities, TBIs, etc.


>>Thanks in advance for any and all advice you have for me.





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Ms. Wink Harner
Disability Resources & Services
Mesa Community College
Mesa AZ


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