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Prototyping the Development of Groupware to Help Low-Vision Students View an Instructor's Blackboard Notes PROCEEDINGS

, 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), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

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.

Citation

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 ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 148-153). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 25, 2017 from .

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