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CSU Accessible Technology Initiative Section 508 Procurement Training February 11 – 12, 2008. Assistive Technology Q and A Presented by Penny Peterson, Coordinator HTC & Accessible Media Project CSU Long Beach firstname.lastname@example.org. Assistive Technology Products.
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Assistive Technology Q and A
Penny Peterson, Coordinator
HTC & Accessible Media Project
CSU Long Beach
Assistive devices enable people to function within a range of abilities that contributes to their personal independence at home, school, work, and leisure activities.
Sitting in the Center of the photo below is Jennie Benson Moody, MS Special Education, who is aPracticing School Psychologist. Jennie has been blind since birth.
Placing a CCTV in an area where it can be accessed for general reading tasks is an equitable accommodation for folks with vision limitations.
The following slides of adaptive equipment and software vendors represent a small sampling of the available resources university AT planners can review for their AT acquisitions. The hot links to the vendor’s web sites will lead planners to many types of AT that may not be included in the initial link, so look around and have fun playing with the toys!
Tiger® Braille Printer ever! The ViewPlus Pro is your marathon braille production machine able to handle large volume runs of braille and tactile graphics, printing all sizes and types of paper/media.
Single-Sided Braille Embossers
Double-Sided Braille Embossers
Commercial Production Embossers
Signmakers & Labelers
The flattest 80 cell Braille display world wide.
A large Braille Display in a compact desktop unit.
The smallest Braille Display ever made and it utilizes the Easy Access Bar.
The handsome 40 cell desktop Braille display.
The summit in efficiency.
The clever intermediate size Braille Display.
Braille Sense. Braille notetaker.
Braille Lite.A refreshable Braille output device.
Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT)andMegaDots: Print to Braille translation software applications.
Apple's accessibility features for the Macintosh computer system
High resolution portable color CCTV (TViZoom, Liberty, Liberty Plus, Prisma).
Magnilink. Desk top CCTVs (Seagull, Penguin, Colibri).
Desk Top CCTVs, Hand held magnification devices.
ZoomText. An on screen magnification interface.
MAGic. Screen magnification application.
OCR(Not to be confused with the Office of Civil Rights!)Optical character recognition applications, text scanners, assisted reading and writing softwareand hardware applications.
On-screen Virtual Keyboards
and Pointing Device Utilities
WiViK on-screen keyboard
How to Use it. http://www.consumer.att.com/relay/
A voice recognition input device.
The following three vendor slides are provided as an overview of additional adaptive technology used by folks who have a disability. You will find assorted software, hardware, communication devices, & CCTV’s to embossers, & smart assistive access devices.
1801 Dove Street, Suite 101,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Penny Peterson, ITC
Coordinator, CSULB DSS High Tech Center & Alt Media Project
1250 Bellflower Blvd. LA5-173
Long Beach, CA 90840
Photo of a frog diving into a pond,
by Tim Flach.