[Athen] Dragonize a desktop calculator with print out?

Wink Harner wink.harner at smcmail.maricopa.edu
Wed Apr 21 21:47:50 PDT 2010

Hi all Athenites,

You can purchase specialized paper through places like Office Depot & Staples,
use an AVERY set up (i.e., 5x7, 4x6, 3x5 cards set on an 8.5 x 11" perforated
stock). You can print different info on separate cards, or the same info
on all cards...it's all in the set up. Regular printer, regular ink, you
can use Dragon to input all since AVERY works within MSW. Also, you can buy
the card stock (not expensive) at the office supply place and simply set
up a custom-size page layout (practice first!! with regular paper and lay
it over the card stock to determine gutters and text box sizes before printing
on the card stock.

Take it from a (former) typesetter on customized page layouts!

To whomever made the original post, contact me off list and I'll be glad
to help. We can then post to the list and let everyone know how successful
we were!

Blessings all,

wink.harner at smcmail.maricopa.edu

>-- Original Message --

>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:14:10 -0700

>From: Nettie Fischer <nettiet at gmail.com>

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

>Subject: Re: [Athen] Dragonize a desktop calculator with print out?

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



>Just brainstorming in print: what if the print out was done in a photo

>layout (4 X 6) size - maybe it would work with one of those photo printers

>since a regular printer would require someone to change the paper size.


>nettie's nickel


>On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Catalina Colaci <ccolaci at yukoncollege.yk.ca

>> wrote:


>> Hi, everybody

>> Perhaps you already had discuss the following ; if so, Would you mind

>> sending me the information?

>> If not, then, Could we discuss feasible solutions to the problem?


>> A client with mobility impairment /partial paralysis of the fingers uses

>> Dragon Naturally Speaking -version 10 preferred- to enter data in a

>> computer.

>> This person is presently working in a government office in accounting


>> completing successfully the face to face and hands-on interview process.

>> During the practical exam, the person was allowed to enter the data in


>> using DNS.


>> Now, the person is working the numbers from various spreadsheets and need


>> print-out to attach to the reports to show the math. Printing a whole


>> sized sheet is out of the question, as they would go through way too much

>> paper.



>> 1) Is there a calculator with print-out/till-tape capabilities that will

>> work with Dragon?. Programs like MathPad or MathTalk do work with DNS,


>> they would still have the problem of printing a whole page. I imagine


>> would be a mobility challenge to work the separate totals in columns and

>> then cut them.

>> 2) Is there a computer compatible printer which could work with

>> "calculator-type" paper roll (about 3" wide)? I remember years ago we



>> print labels which came in a 3" roll directly from the computer... but


>> think that the printer was a dot matrix.



>> I will appreciate your ideas. Thanks and have an excellent day.



>> Catalina Colaci

>> Coordinator

>> Learning Assistance Centre & Support Services for Students with

>> Disabilities

>> 500 College Drive, PO Box 2799

>> Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4 Canada




>> t 867.668.8785 f 867.668.8814 www.yukoncollege.yk.ca


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>Nettie T. Fischer, ATP

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>Nettiet, ATP Consultants


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Ms. Wink Harner
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