[Athen] V.I. student in Vet Paramedic program

Kestrell kestrell at panix.com
Tue Mar 22 05:27:27 PDT 2011

If the student has an iPhone, there is a microscope app for the iPhone, although I'm not sure how it stands up tot he pricey stand-alone assistive tech devices in magnifying power.

As for drawing, the American Printing House for the Blind has a number of tactile drawing aids. If those options look expensive, one could use wicki stix, pipe cleaners, craft wire, etc., to create tactile drawings and then use braille labels to indicate important points.


----- Original Message -----
From: Normajean.Brand
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 4:53 PM
Subject: [Athen] V.I. student in Vet Paramedic program

Oh Learned and Esteemed Athenites, I appeal to your vast collective knowledge:

We have a student, legally/medically blind with very little vision, enrolled in our veterinary paramedic program. This program includes a lot of lab work, including using a microscope to identify various specimens, etc. Although I've placed CCTVs in her classrooms for other work, I'm wondering how to accommodate her for the work needed using a microscope!? Not even sure how we would accommodate her when the course work gets to drawing blood, etc.

We're open to suggestions.


Norma Jean


NJ Brand, ATAC

Houston Community College-Northwest

ADA Technician, TIC Dept.
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



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