[blindkid] blindkid Digest, Vol 64, Issue 24

Krystal H Guillory kguillory at opsb.net
Sat Aug 29 16:22:57 UTC 2009

Hi Holly,

I have some experience with the Acrobat CCTV. We just purchased one for a 6th grader in our school district. We looked at a number of other devices as well, but this student needs a number of functions in one device: the print needs to get rather big (at this point she cannot utilize lp books, as the print is too small) and a big screen monitor, she needed distant viewing for taking notes and accessing the classroom, she needed to be able to freeze frame a shot while taking notes, and most importantly she needed to be able to switch classes 6 times a day. We have used other CCTVs in our district, but they are not truly portable, and that was our biggest concern. There are other devices that allow you to save your "freezed" shots ... essentially taking a picture of what you are viewing, but again portability was our BIGGEST concern. I have found the picture quality and zoom capabilities to be truly remarkable. There are a number of other features that are wonderful. I hope this helps! 

Krystal Guillory, NCLB
Teacher of Blind Students
Ouachita Parish School System
Phone: 318-397-9213
Cell: 318-245-8955
Email: kguillory at opsb.net

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1. Cane tips and Acrobat CCTV (holly miller)


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Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:16:43 -0400
From: holly miller <hollym12 at gmail.com>
Subject: [blindkid] Cane tips and Acrobat CCTV
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Two questions.

Hank (age 9, Albinism) has an NFB type 2 cane with the flat metal disk tip.
Will that type of cane accept a Bulldog (or other brand) rolling ball tip?
He gets very frustrated when the tip gets caught in small cracks and he
doesn't like using the sweep technique because of the noise on hard
I know there are a lot of good reasons to have a metal tip but right now,
the frustration level is making him not want to use it. His solution is to
walk with the tip a few inches off the ground which doesn't do him any good.
He has enough travel vision that he can see walls, doorways, large obstacles
so the accoustic aspect isn't as crucial for him. In his situation it's
more about depth perception and not being able to see drop offs so I think
the rolling tip will get the job done. Assuming he'll keep it on the ground
of course!
Any other suggestions would be welcomed!

Question #2
Does anyone have experience with the Acrobat CCTV?
Does anyone know of a comparable product by a different manufacturer?
Still trying to work things out with the school. Hank's low vision
specialist recommended the Acrobat.
The school has said they are looking at other machines that do the same
thing (but couldn't recall the brand name)
Just trying to do some legwork while waiting for them to get back to me with



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