[Athen] Seeing the black board

Joshua Hori jhori at ucdavis.edu
Thu Jul 7 09:08:12 PDT 2016

Hello Lorraine,

Have a student assistant in the classroom with them. Using sewing wheels, paper, and a pen; they can redraw what the professor draws on paper and trace over it with a sewing wheel to make a tactile image for the student.

Get different wheels with small needles: https://www.amazon.com/Dritz-745-Serrated-Tracing-Wheel/dp/B000Y3GSYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467906942&sr=8-1&keywords=sewing+wheels

And avoid the large needles as it's hard to follow the lines since all the points are far apart: https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Leather-Paper-ClothSewing-Overstitch/dp/B00PLKIH5E/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1467906942&sr=8-13&keywords=sewing+wheels

Construction paper works great, but so does regular paper. These tactile images don't last long but can be recreated with a PIAF after class if it's needed.

Another suggestion would be to discuss all the changing points within the graph as they are changing. At what points are they crossing the X and Y axis? What information is changing in the bar graphs? If it's a plot points, it may be better for them to just have the data.

If it's just writing occurring on the boards, maybe an instant messenger (Skype?) would do for the student? Or a Google Doc? Google Doc may be better as you can share that with multiple students on the fly, with one student entering the information, and the other students interacting with the content. Students can use mobile or desktops with Google Docs (but laptops are preferred).

Hopefully covered all areas...


Joshua Hori
Accessible Technology Analyst
Student Disability Center
54 Cowell Building
Davis, CA 95616

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Subject: [Athen] Seeing the black board

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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