[Athen] Capturing Information on a Board
Prof Norm Coombs
norm.coombs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 17:31:13 PST 2008
I am confused! If the files are images how does this make the content
available to all?? What about those of us who are blind???
At 09:51 PM 2/18/2008, you wrote:
>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
>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
> >>Content-type: multipart/alternative;
> >> boundary="Boundary_(ID_XCJ8Ne09EbJrkC02U5+peA)"
> >>Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
> >>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
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Norman Coombs, Ph.D.
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