[Pibe-division] Smartboard

Shaheen, Natalie NShaheen at nfb.org
Tue Mar 15 07:51:35 CDT 2011


Denise:
Ok, thank you for clarifying. You raise a great point though. If the teachers are using the IWB as a glorified projector (i.e. showing the students web sites, PPTs, or data in some other accessible format) then we don't have as big of a hurdle to jump. The bigger problems come when the teachers use the IWB and its companion software.

I'm personally crossing my fingers that these things will fade away as iOS devices and one-to-one computing initiatives take over K-12 education.
Natalie

Natalie L. Shaheen, MEd
Education Program Specialist
Jernigan Institute
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

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Natalie,
Good point
If the info is data driven--not written, it will project onto a computer and kids can access it
The written portion is still an issue unless low vision and then monitor size can improve on that--for totally blind--not so much right now
       Denise

Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Yakima School District

TechVision-Independent Contractor
Specialist in blind programming/teaching/training
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--- On Mon, 3/14/11, Shaheen, Natalie <NShaheen at nfb.org> wrote:

From: Shaheen, Natalie <NShaheen at nfb.org>
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Smartboard
To: "Professionals in Blindness Education Division List" <pibe-division at nfbnet.org>
Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 12:22 PM

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



Natalie L. Shaheen, MEd

Education Program Specialist

Jernigan Institute

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND



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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:04 AM
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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

       Denise



Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Yakima School District



TechVision-Independent Contractor

Specialist in blind programming/teaching/training

509-674-1853     deniserob at gmail.com<http://us.mc1302.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=deniserob@gmail.com>



http://blindgeteducated.blogspot.com/




--- 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
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