[Athen] BookEye for visually impaired?

Kenneth Elkind Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu
Fri Jun 25 05:53:42 PDT 2010

Sorry about the e-mail I had a major Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Does anybody know about the accessibility of the standalone BookEye

See below

From: Jacqueline Tygart [mailto:jtygart at drury.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:47 AM
To: Kenneth Elkind
Subject: BookEye for visually impaired?

Dear Mr. Elkind - in searching for reviews/possible explanations of how
(or how well) the Book Eye works for the visually impaired patrons, I
found your post on a listserv. Do you have one of these stations - such
as the KIC station? Aside from the capacity to read text and output to
MP3, do you know anything about how easily a visually impaired person
can use it? All the literature from DLSG shows or describes the touch
screen input method, cropping, etc - all of which I have a hard time (as
a sighted person) understanding how a blind person can use

The folks at DLSG are at ALA and I'm not, so I'm grabbing at straws to
have questions answered. If you have had experience with the KIC system
and visually impaired patrons, could you give me your opinion or share
some of your knowledge? Please ignore this request if you are too busy.

Many thanks,

Jacqueline Tygart, Associate Librarian for Art, Architecture, Philosophy
& Religion

Drury University, F. W. Olin Library

900 N. Benton

Springfield, MO 65802

jtygart at drury.edu <mailto:jtygart at drury.edu>






Kenneth Elkind

Adaptive Technology Specialist

University of Massachusetts - Boston

IT-ED Tech Operations

Healey Library /UL/ 032


Kenneth.Elkind at umb.edu

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