[Athen] Livescribe pen with visually impaired students

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Mon Aug 29 08:20:23 PDT 2016

If the student is able to read their own notes, read the commands at the bottom of the page, and read the screen on the pen, then there isn't too much of a problem. That generally limits the majority of people with limited vision. I highly encourage people with low vision to learn to type if at all possible. They can then type their notes and be able to magnify, change contrast, text to speech, etc. any notes they type. Alternatively I've loaned out talking digital recorders that are accessible to blind students. The NFB recommends a good one.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, EPC 215
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-4202 / lbencomo at uccs.edu<mailto:lbencomo at uccs.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Norwich, Lorraine S
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:28 PM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Livescribe pen with visually impaired students

Dear All,

It is the time of the year where we are getting ready to new students and new questions. We have some visually impaired students who are interested in using the live scribe pen instead of a note taker. Does anyone have any ideas, thoughts or experience they can share with me using a live scribe with a visually impaired student. The livescribe pens we work with are the ECHO pens.



Lorraine S. Norwich, BSME, MSIS

Assistant Director of Disability Services Boston University

19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02215

lnorwich at bu.edu<mailto:lnorwich at bu.edu> (email)

617-353-3658 (vox)

617-353-9646 (fax)

www.bu.edu/disability<http://www.bu.edu/disability> (website)
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman12.u.washington.edu/pipermail/athen-list/attachments/20160829/75a93d6b/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.gif
Type: image/gif
Size: 3598 bytes
Desc: image001.gif
URL: <http://mailman12.u.washington.edu/pipermail/athen-list/attachments/20160829/75a93d6b/attachment.gif>

More information about the athen-list mailing list