[Athen] Note taking assistance for a student who is blind

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Thu Feb 28 05:44:19 PST 2019

There are a couple of apps I show to students who only want to record parts of a lecture they consider important. HEARD and Cogi work really well for this. If the instructor starts saying something that seems important (they do that once in a while), the student taps the save button on their device and it saves the last 30 seconds, 1 minute, or whatever they have it set to. Then, they go back on play those little snips of the lecture instead of having to listen to the entire lecture again. Because it buffers the last bit of recording (depending on what you set the time to), you don't miss the first on the information before you press the save button.

Just a thought.

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 <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Kluesner, Bryon
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:25 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Note taking assistance for a student who is blind

Hi all,

I was speaking to a student who was blind about a Live Scribe workshop I was preparing for. He stated he would like to use one. I tried to explain the visual component of it and asked if a student used one in class to take notes for him, how would he know where on the page to tap for the pen to initiate the audio? I asked why he didn't like to use a digital recorder and he stated listening to it was like listening to the class twice and the recorder, he stated, would help go to the parts in the lecture he wanted to listen to faster. I am having a hard time with the concept of a student who is blind and the benefits for using a Live Scribe pen.

Has anyone else faced this issue? Is there any other technology that would, in essence, function similarly to the Live Scribe that would be helpful for the student?

As always, I appreciate the feedback I get from this list.

Have a nice week.


Bryon Kluesner, RhD
Adaptive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Adjunct Professor
College of Health, Education & Professional Studies

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