[Athen] Smartboards 3D Printers and high priced items

Normajean.Brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Tue Oct 4 11:51:31 PDT 2016

Leyna, et al,
We've recently used a smallish windfall to purchase the Topaz PHd's http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/LowVision/TOPAZPHD for students to either use on campus, or checkout and take home. Being a commuter college, and serving mostly Hispanic and other low-income communities, many of our students aren't eligible for services through the state at the post-secondary levels. So we came up with a plan to use something portable (approx. 10 lbs.) that can fit in a backpack type case.


NJ Brand
NJ Brand, ATAC
Houston Community College
ADA/Assistive Technology Technician
Technology and Instructional Computing
VM/Office: 713.718.5604
FAX: 713.718.5430
Email: normajean.brand at hccs.edu<mailto:normajean.brand at hccs.edu>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 5:21 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Smartboards 3D Printers and high priced items

We have a wonderful donor who has helped us stock our AT lab with our current software and hardware over the past two years. We have tried to be frugal and still have another $15,000 to spend. The donor wants to see her money spent so we are trying to decide what we might buy that fulfills the following criteria (a) is useful to our students and won't be obsolete quickly (b) if not directly useful to students, then useful in increasing awareness in staff and faculty (c) is somewhat showy and/or state-of-the-art so that the donor can be proud.

We currently have the following: Read & Write Gold, JAWS, Zoomtext, Dragon, large dual monitors, adjustable tables, task lights, ergonomic chairs, new high-speed scanner, ABBYY, Duxbury, Math Type, a thermoform printer and a Braille printer, Livescribe pens, various tactile tools for the blind including a calculator. Does anyone have any recent large purchases that have made in impact?

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>

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