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Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The following guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
Go to: How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed and get your resources lined up for success
Learn those must have commands to move around classroom easily and with confidence. Open the work–learn those commands to enable accessibility, complete it and share back to teacher.
Multiple tricks of the trade at Talking software commands for Google Classroom
Reading a computer screen in Braille is a cumbersome process today. The visually impaired people who rely on the system of raised dots only have access to one line at a time. Beyond that, current systems don't translate charts or graphs. A team of researchers from Michigan Engineering and the School of Music, Theater and Dance are working on a solution. Their technology, which has been described as a leader in the field, relies on pneumatic use of liquid or air to shrink the mechanism and expand it so it can display more at once. Their goal is for it to display the equivalent of a page of Kindle text at once. Go to: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/news/stories/2015/december/refreshable-braille-device
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Updated! The Unofficial Guide to Changing Braille Displays and other Adaptive Technology into UEB
As the time has come to begin transitioning to Unified English Braille (UEB) in the US, I thought it would be a good idea to briefly discuss how to change various adaptive technologies to UEB from US English braille. Many pieces of assistive technology already support the UEB code, it s simply a matter of enabling them. Below is a list of the more common devices and how to make these changes. note that stand alone braille displays such as the Focus, Smart Beetle, Brailliant BI, etc, do not have specific settings for UEB, as these devices only receive input/output from the device they are connected to. Also note that these instructions apply to the latest version of the hardware/software listed, your results may vary on older models or versions of software. It is also assumed you know how to navigate and select various options for the hardware/software listed. A comprehensive guide to each device is beyond the scope of an article. Please consult user documentation for further support as needed.
Here are the tests you need to see if you have color blind issues.
This web-site defines being colorblind and will educate you about the different types of colorblindness. It explains why you may be colorblind and what teachers, school nurses, and parents should know about being colorblind. You will learn about a new "pediatric" color vision test for early detection. If you think you may be colorblind, you can test your color vision on-line here for free.
The stats are in and once again PC leads the way on the must need technology, following right behind with iOS on a mobile device. Though Jaws still leads the way in screen reader access, other talking software is on the rise since these are free and people do like free.
Depending on your job will depend on what type of power you need in a screen reader device: For my students, they need a minimum of 2, some instances 3. It is being prepared for anything that comes one's way is the key. Combine that with an iOS device and our students have the power they need to do anything.
Find out all the results from this survey at: Screen Reader User Survey #6 Results
|Response||# of Respondents||% of Respondents|
|Screen Reader||# of Respondents||% of Respondents|
|System Access or System Access To Go||173||6.9%|
|Mobile Platform||# of Respondents||% of Respondents|
|Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch||1443||69.6%|
Yes–OCR in Google –translate images into text easily free and works just as well as Openbook or Kurzweil–