[Athen] classroom cctv & foot mouse

normajean.brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Tue Jan 22 16:55:02 PST 2008


We've had great success with both the Flipper and Acrobat (not to be
confused with Adobe Acrobat, although why this company chose Acrobat
when Adobe has almost always been known as that Acrobat company I'll
never know...). Both V.I. students and employees enjoy either the
Flipper or Acrobat but the Acrobat LCD seems to be gaining popularity
because of the greater flexibility. There are a couple of different
versions of the Acrobat.

Not sure who your vendor is in Colorado, but you can see the information
for the adaptive equipment at

www.christal-vision.com (our vendor here in Texas). Hope this helps.




NJ Brand

Houston Community College-NW

Technical Support and Innovation Center

Assistive Technology Specialist/Sr. Lab Assistant

Town and Country Square Campus

MC 1379 Room RC13

1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N.

Houston TX 77043

VM/Office: 713.718.5604

FAX: 713.718.5430

Email: normajean.brand at hccs.edu




From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 12:21 PM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] classroom cctv & foot mouse

First of all, thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the foot
mouse. The student I'm working with decided to go with the slipper

http://www.bilila.com/foot_mouse_slipper_mouse (Also available at

It looks like a better design than the hands-free mouse. I'll let you
know how it works for the student.

On another matter, I'm looking for a device that would be used in the
classroom by a low vision user to view the blackboard, powerpoint, etc.
I thought there was a device with a "beta" in the title which looked
like a portable camcorder. It could also be connected to a laptop.
Perhaps it no longer exists. I found the ClearNote and PCMate which seem
to work similarly. Anyone have experience with these devices?



Howard Kramer
Assistive Technology Lab Coordinator
AT Conference Coordinator
Disability Services
CU-Boulder, 107 UCB
Boulder, Co 80309

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