Regan is 13 and is in year 8 at intermediate school. She has been recently diagnosed with Stargardt’s Macular Degeneration. For Regan, accessing text is difficult.
Anne Thomas, Resource Teacher Vision introduces us to some technology which allows Regan to independently access what is written on the whiteboard without having to ask her peers or get close to the information. Continue Reading →
Ashley is a 16 year old blind student who attends a unit at his local high school.
He is working with his Resource Teacher Vision, Virginia Ashby, learning to make use of the keys on the computer keyboard so that he can make choices after listening to the instruction on the Dolphin Guide computer programme.
Loa is a 16 year old learner with low vision who is in Year 12 at her local High School and at times she has needed to rely on friends to assist her with phone communication.
Renee Jones describes how Loa has been exploring ways to access communication and information sources independently through the use of a mobile phone. In figure 1 Loa is exploring the phonebook using a Ruby Electronic Magnifier. Continue Reading →