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By: Mara McMorris & Michelle Jordan. Adaptive Technology Resources. About ATR. http://www.adaptivetr.com/low-vision ATR provides individual solutions for people that suffer from blindness, low vision, learning disabilities, and mobility impairments. We chose to focus on low vision.
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By: Mara McMorris & Michelle Jordan Adaptive Technology Resources
About ATR • http://www.adaptivetr.com/low-vision • ATR provides individual solutions for people that suffer from blindness, low vision, learning disabilities, and mobility impairments. • We chose to focus on low vision.
What They Provide • Pebble • Used for video magnification • “Pebble is the ultimate portable, handheld video magnifier!” • The cost of the Pebble is $490.50 • ZoomText Magnification Software • Used as a magnifying software • “Enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen, making your computer easier to see and use.” • The cost of ZoomText is $355.50
Continued… • KNFB Reading Software and Packages • Individuals with low vision can now use cell phone applications • “Screen readers which allow you to use mobile phone devices even if you cannot read the screen visually.” • KNFB Reading Software costs $995.00 • ZoomText Keyboard • Large print and high contrast colors on a keyboard • “The ZoomText keyboard makes typing faster and easier than ever before with its 36-point text and choice of high-contrast color schemes” • ZoomText Keyboard costs $99.00
Assessment • We would use this technology in our classrooms! • Depending on the cost, it would be worth it to help children with disabilities by getting them the technologies that they need to learn. • The ZoomText Keyboard would be the most realistic option in the classroom because of cost and availability.