[Pibe-division] Smartboard

Denise Mackenstadt cane.travel at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 09:07:39 CDT 2011


I want the student to access the program.  I will see what program the district is using.  Thanks for the information.  I am finding that my local school districts are all using smartboard tech.  It would be real handy to have access to the information.  On the other hand having the text in braille may be of more educational value.  I am ordering a braille display today for this student.  I am concerned when the student can only work with speech without having the text under their fingers.  Any opinions.
On Mar 14, 2011, at 5:22 AM, Shaheen, Natalie wrote:

> Denise:
> It has been my understanding that the software that comes with Interactive White Boards (IWBs) is not accessible (i.e. Promethean’s software). Has that changed or was I mistaken? Or are you just talking about being able to access PowerPoints and web content that is displayed on these boards when the boards are being used more as projectors than IWBs?
>  
> Thanks for sharing this information as it is quite helpful!
> Natalie
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> Natalie L. Shaheen, MEd
> Education Program Specialist
> Jernigan Institute
> NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
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> From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Denise M. Robinson
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:04 AM
> To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List
> Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Smartboard
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> Denise
> The smart board can be hooked to a laptop with JAWS--any tech should be able to hook it up easily for you--just like hooking any hardware up to it
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>        Denise
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> Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
> Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
> Yakima School District
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> TechVision-Independent Contractor
> Specialist in blind programming/teaching/training
> 509-674-1853     deniserob at gmail.com
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> http://blindgeteducated.blogspot.com/
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> --- On Sun, 3/13/11, Denise Mackenstadt <cane.travel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> From: Denise Mackenstadt <cane.travel at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Pibe-division] Smartboard
> To: "PIBE Division" <pibe-division at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 10:29 PM
> 
> Does anyone have any information on how a smartboard can be accessed by a non visual learner.  Is there any technology that allows a computer to speak what is on the board and to interact with it.  Thanks. 
> Denise Mackenstadt, NOMC
> Mackenstadt Rehab Services
> (206)419-9555
> cane.travel at gmail.com
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