[Pibe-division] Smartboard

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 16 07:49:33 CDT 2011


There is still quite a ways to go though Natalie---every new "tool" out there comes with issues to hurdle.


       Denise 
 
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Yakima School District
 
TechVision-Independent Contractor
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--- On Tue, 3/15/11, 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: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:51 PM








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
 



From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Denise M. Robinson
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:16 AM
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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

509-674-1853     deniserob at gmail.com

 

http://blindgeteducated.blogspot.com/

 


--- 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
 




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
 





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://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
cane.travel at gmail.com





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