[Athen] Seeing the black board

Alissa Shugats-Cummings acummings at niagaracc.suny.edu
Thu Jul 7 08:51:29 PDT 2016

that’s a great idea

Alissa J. Shugats-Cummings, Ed.M.
Program Administrator, Student Development
Niagara County Community College ('95)
3111 Saunders Settlement Road, A-131
Sanborn, New York 14132

"Shall we make this the new rule of life...? Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." - James M. Barrie

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Robert Beach
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 11:36 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Seeing the black board

This is on the cheap, but I had a student who used a basic webcam to magnify things on his laptop. Unfortunately I don’t know what software he used, but he managed to look at things at a distance with the setup.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Sean Keegan
Sent: Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:13 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Seeing the black board

I'd like to second the use of the MagniLink cameras - when I was working with students these were always checked out and were very popular. Lightweight, easy to setup, and a few different connection options (some students had large-screen monitors in their dorm rooms that they would connect to as well).

Not cheap, but the students took very good care of the cameras when they realized the quality. The cameras fit in a briefcase sized case that is well-padded and there is a "travel" case that a student can use to transport the camera to/from class.

Students tended to prefer the 1080HD version.

There are a few other devices that I remember researching:
SceneEye 500 - http://www.sightenhancement.com/index.php/products/sceneeye
Readit Scholar HD - http://www.visionaid.com/phpincludes/en/products/readit_scholar_hd/readit_scholar_hd_desc.php
Mars HD - http://www.zoomax.co/low-vision-products/lightest-portable-video-magnifier-Mars-HD-HDMI-USB-computer.html

Take care,

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 7:39 AM, Kathleen Cahill <kcahill at mit.edu<mailto:kcahill at mit.edu>> wrote:
Hi Lorraine,

I¹d recommend either the Magnilink camera which connects via USB port to a
monitor or laptop display
(http://www.lviamerica.com/products/video_magnifier/magnilink-s-premium )
or a Note Taker device by Essistive (http://www.essistive.com/ ).


Kathy Cahill
Associate Dean, Accessibility and Usability
Dept. of Undergraduate Education
77 Mass. Ave. 7-143
Cambridge MA 02139
(617) 253-5111<tel:%28617%29%20253-5111>
kcahill at mit.edu<mailto:kcahill at mit.edu>

On 7/5/16, 5:07 PM, "athen-list on behalf of Lorraine"
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lorraine at erols.com<mailto:lorraine at erols.com>> wrote:


>We have 5 freshman students who have visual impairments and can not see

>the board in a regular classroom. The boards are all different. If we

>have a prof using a blackboard do you have any suggestions on how a

>student can see the board in a large and small classroom






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