[Athen] portable DNS?

Weston Taylor weston.taylor at live.coloradocollege.edu
Fri Feb 6 12:42:04 PST 2009

There are incredibly small computers out there. For example, the new netbooks are smaller than most text books and could run DNS; the OQO model 2+ is about the size of a PDA, but is a full-powered computer.
Weston Taylor
Academic Technology Specialist for Students
Colorado College
From: James Bailey [jbailey at uoregon.edu]
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 12:42 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] portable DNS?

A few years back, we outfitted a grad student with a laptop and DNS and it truly saved the day. She used it for everything including field notes for practice teaching. I will say, that various factors contribute to the success or failure of such an implementation and in our case all the stars were properly aligned. It also helped that there was absolutely positively no other option. At least consider a laptop.


James Bailey

Adaptive Technology Access Adviser, University of Oregon

1501 Kincaid St.

Eugene, OR 97403-1299

Office: 541-346-1076

jbailey at uoregon.edu

On Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:53:52 -0600, "Kelmer, Susan M." <SKelmer at stlcc.edu> wrote:



> Oh my great and powerful colleagues…I need to pick

your brains.


> I had a potential student stop by to ask about

accommodations, as he is thinking about signing up for classes. His presenting

difficulties are with writing, and he had done his research, and asked about

DNS and Inspiration. Good on him. He asked if there was a portable version of

DNS, one that could be carried on a USB device that he could take to different

places he might need to be using a computer.


> What a great idea. But preliminary research shows me there

is really nothing out there. Has anyone heard of anything or have any amazing

ideas how we might be able to make something work for this guy?


> Susan Kelmer

> Adaptive Technology Specialist/

> Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms

> St. Louis Community College - Meramec

> 314-984-7951



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