Prototyping the Development of Groupware to Help Low-Vision Students View an Instructor's Blackboard Notes PROCEEDINGS
Ben Betz, DePauw University, United States
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The current lack of satisfactory technology to aid low vision students drives the development of a handheld Windows CE-based viewer for Visually Impaired Students (v-VIS) designed to assist in the realtime visualization of professor-written blackboard material. Instead of writing on a normal blackboard, the instructor writes on an electronic whiteboard. Students with normal vision view this material in the usual way, namely by looking to the front of the room. Simultaneously, the v-VIS system transmits the whiteboard contents, in realtime, to the low-vision student's handheld computer where it can be magnified and viewed at close range. After describing the v-VIS system, we discuss some of the problems we encountered during its development and our methods of overcoming these problems. Results of preliminary user testing are also presented.
Betz, B. (2002). Prototyping the Development of Groupware to Help Low-Vision Students View an Instructor's Blackboard Notes. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (pp. 148-153). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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