[Athen] Recommendations for a magnification product to enlarge
the board for a visually impaired Student
danc at uw.edu
Fri Feb 3 11:44:19 PST 2012
I have not implemented a portable video magnifier in some years. The last
one we had, a Clarity Classmate, died a while back and has not been
I just saw a product last week that may fit the bill -- literally -- if the
student is a ZoomText user.
AISquared is now offering (with the release of the newest version of
ZoomText magnification software) an option to pair a webcam to be used as a
video magnifier. They sell a mount and camera combination for $150.
Compare this with the usual video magnifier cost of thousands of dollars.
Pretty cool stuff.
Other low cost options would be to use any video or digital camera with a
laptop if it has zoom capability.
Otherwise, there are a number of products that provide distance viewing in
classroom settings. They are purpose-built and the cost is significant.
Examples include Clarity Deskmate (
SmartView Graduate (
On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Buchmiller, Peggy <
PBuchmiller at columbiabasin.edu> wrote:
> Good Morning,****
> Our campus is looking for recommendations for a magnification product that
> your campus has used to enlarge the board in class for a visually impaired
> student . We are researching products on line but would like a
> recommendation for a product you may have used successfully on your campus
> for this situation.****
> ** **
> Thank you,****
> ** **
> Peggy Buchmiller****
> Assistant Dean****
> Student Programs and Support Services****
> Director, Resource Center****
> Columbia Basin College****
> pbuchmiller at columbiabasin.edu****
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-*- Dan Comden danc at uw.edu <danc at washington.edu>
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