[Pibe-division] STAR testing access for low vision

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 5 21:19:14 UTC 2014


just change the resolution then and that will make a world of dif..the techs can help you on that to get the right size...you can use a larger monitor also and change the resolution...just attach an external larger monitor to laptop if that is what they are using and viola...good to go    


 
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On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2:40 PM, "Amy_Brush at caboces.org" <Amy_Brush at caboces.org> wrote:
 
I have tried the Visio Book and it's pretty good for this purpose.  Also, I've found that if I use Mozilla Firefox as the search engine to get to the program, I can access the Magnifier program under Accessories.  Hope this helps someone else out there. 
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>I'm familiar with the regular enalargements available, including the CTRL+ option.  It doesn't apply itself to the screens on this testing program unfortunately.  I am going to go lower tech and try to simply place the VisioBook in front of the regular screen to enlarge as needed and proceed.  
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>The testing company didn't offer much help and acknowledged that there are few onscreen options for this, unless you are on a MAC.  
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>Thank you for the responses...it's appreciated.  
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>There are many ways to enlarge your screen, you could use high contrast, change to large fonts, you could change the resolution of the computer to large (and it gets VERY large or as large as the kid needs it), then when you get on the site, do ctrl + to enlarge. Lots of options for low vision
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>Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
>CEO, TechVision, LLC
>Specialist in technology, teaching, training for blind/low vision 
>423-573-6413
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>Website with hundreds of informational articles & lessons on PC, Office products, Mac, iPad/iTools and more, all done with keystrokes: www.yourtechvision.com 
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>"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 imagination.
>--Albert Einstein
>
>It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
>--Walt Disney
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>On Monday, March 3, 2014 3:42 PM, "Wagner, Gail Katona Y" <wagner_g at aps.edu> wrote:
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>Kristen, 
>>Good to know that using the Jerry Johns  is a possible option. We will have to check that out too! Oh, these dang inaccessible tests!! 
>>Gail 
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>>From: Pibe-division [mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Kristen Sims
>>Sent: Monday, March 03, 2014 10:35 AM
>>To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List
>>Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] STAR testing access for low vision
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>>From what I am reading, you are out of luck. So are we in my district. We use the Jerry Johns reading inventory for our large print and Braille readers. We assign a reading level and utilize progress monitoring through the other forms (ie ABCD and Early Literacy). There is also extra reading per level for remediation. Our state approved this test as a substitute to DIBLES and STAR for blind and visually impaired students. Check your state for approval. 
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>>Kristen
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>>On Mar 3, 2014, at 7:20 AM, "Amy_Brush at caboces.org" <Amy_Brush at caboces.org> wrote:
>>Hello all,
>>>I've been struggling trying to figure out what to do for a district with a low vision student who needs the screen magnified for STAR testing.   
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>>>They run windows on their computers but none of the magnification programs on the computer, nor the magnification that their own program has applies to the student questions. It's reportedly a 'flash' problem.  Here is the link that the company sent me...I think my tech savviness pales in comparison to what is needed here.  http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R004443529GJ8255.pdf
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>>> Has anyone had a success or have some ideas for me?  I was considering somehow using a Visio Book to allow them LP access for the testing.   
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>>>Many thanks, 
>>>Amy
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