[Athen] FW: tactile astronomy resources

Wink Harner wink.harner at mcmail.maricopa.edu
Thu Jan 20 09:36:41 PST 2011

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From: Wink Harner [mailto:wink.harner at mcmail.maricopa.edu]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:15 AM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: tactile astronomy resources

Hi all ATHEN-ites

We need resources for a student who is significantly VI who needs some
tactile resources for an intro astronomy class.

The lab portion of the class covers the northern hemisphere winter/spring
seasons; the lecture portion of the class covers the whole sky. We have an
astronomy dome lab for observation.

We expect to be able to do raised line printing for some of the handouts &
charts. The instructor(s) have provided all materials in PDF format which
our adaptive lab can either enlarge w/contrast or produce raised-line
charts. Student is a JAWS user; instructor(s) use WEBCT for all homework
assignments. We are providing a classroom assistant which can also provide
out-of-class assistance to read screens as necessary.

Any other suggestions will be most welcome!

Please let us know ASAP about any tactile astronomy resources
available.Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom and willingness to
share resources & solutions.

Wink Harner


Disability Resources & Services

Mesa Community College

1833 W. Southern Avenue

Mesa AZ 85202


winkharner at mesacc.edu

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