[nobe-l] Digital Handwriting -change to Text on a computer with a Tablet and handwriting software
bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 27 02:30:38 UTC 2012
Also, this fosters independence because it does not rely on a sighted vision
teacher or para educator.
Still I don't understand how such a thing works. Can this thing interpret
cursive? What if the screen is full after you wrote on it? Is there a way to
flip screens, kind of like turning to a blank loose leaf page? sounds cool.
From: Dr. Denise M Robinson
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:26 PM
To: Discussion about issues related to blindness ; National Organization of
Blind Educators Mailing List
Subject: [nobe-l] Digital Handwriting -change to Text on a computer with a
Tablet and handwriting software
So I have been using the digimemo for some time now, really trying it out
to see if it is all that. Well, it IS all that. More importantly, I have
figured out how a blind person can do this all by themselves.
One of the greatest problems for blind students in school is how to get
handwritten notes as the teacher writes them in the front of the room. Now
they can get those notes on a digimemo and can translate them into text
that their talking software will read INDEPENDENTLY. They just hand the
writing tablet to a sighted student who is taking notes for themselves
anyway. They finish the notes, take their copy and hand the pad back to the
blind student. The blind student takes the pad and uses a computer to
translate the handwritten notes into text for themselves.
Yes, a para educator can do all this, but it will not make the student
independent and the para educator is not going to graduate and do all this
when for them in college or at their job. Using the*
* and the handwriting software now gives a blind person the opportunity to
get the information they need and translate the handwriting by themselves
using a computer.
If you would like to get an idea of how this works, watch this video from
start to finish and be Wowed. Yep, it is that impressive. Translate
Handwriting into Text on a computer with a Tablet and handwriting
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
CEO, TechVision, LLC
Virtual Instructor for blind/low vision
Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons all done with
"The person who says it cannot be done, shouldn't interrupt the one who is
doing it." --Chinese Proverb
Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid: humans are incredibly
slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
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