[Athen] Solutions to help student with visual impairment access content on smart board / white board

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Thu Jan 4 05:36:52 PST 2018

If the student has a tablet or even a smart phone, you might try something like Supervision Plus. I've known a few students who have used this type of system to look at items at a distance, including white/smart boards.

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 Justin Romack
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:08 AM
Subject: [Athen] Solutions to help student with visual impairment access content on smart board / white board


We're working with a biochemistry student with a visual impairment who is having difficulty seeing content written on a smart board or white board at the front of the classroom.

I'm familiar with several options like a monocular, secondary external display to "mirror" content, portable CCTV connected to student's laptop, etc etc. This student will be moving between several classrooms and will likely need a solution that works across a variety of locations / settings.

I'm curious if anyone else has solved a similar problem - and what solutions you've found helpful. This student mentions portability as a concern and also seems hesitant to use anything that draws attention to their visual impairment (which is an entirely different conversation.)

Thanks in advance for any insight you can offer!

Justin Romack | Assistive Technology Coordinator
Disability Services | Texas A&M University
1224 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1224
ph: 979.845.1637 | justinr at disability.tamu.edu<mailto:justinr at disability.tamu.edu> | disability.tamu.edu
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