[Athen] Smartboards 3D Printers and high priced items

Normajean.Brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Tue Oct 4 11:57:29 PDT 2016

Krista! If you ever do develop a magical curriculum or hear of one, please do share!! ;)

And, thanks for the link to SensusAccess! A new one for me. :)


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 KRISTA L. GREEAR
Sent: Monday, October 3, 2016 5:29 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Smartboards 3D Printers and high priced items

Magnilink S Premium<http://www.lviamerica.com/products/video_magnifier/magnilink-s-premium>
MagniLink S is a very popular video magnifier worldwide. It offers award winning design (reddot award), superior image quality, modern technology and smart features. It's easy to carry, for example, between home and school or a workplace - and can be connected to a computer (PC/Mac) or a monitor. Thus, you can choose the features and options that fit your needs. With its powerful TTS Text To Speech function, the MagniLink S Premium converts a full A4 page (US Letter) of printed text into speech.

SensusAccess is a self-service, alternate media solution for educational institutions. SensusAccess allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats. We call that Inclusion Technology. (license costs around $5k annually I believe so you could get a multiple year license).

If I were in your shoes, I would put most of the remaining funds into training to help folks create accessible born materials. But I don't have a magical curriculum to share or recommend :]

Or see if the donor wants to put it towards setting up a scholarship fund.

Krista Greear
Accessible Text & Technology Manager
University of Washington | Disability Resources for Students
011 Mary Gates Hall | Box 352808
Seattle, WA 98195-2808 | disability.uw.edu/<http://disability.uw.edu/%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Leyna Bencomo
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2016 3:21 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto: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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