Presentation on theme: "Assistive Technology (AT) for the visually impaired person by Raksak Chairanjuansakun."— Presentation transcript:
Assistive Technology (AT) for the visually impaired person by Raksak Chairanjuansakun
Low vision & Blindnes by WHO Low Vision Level 16/18 meter OR 20/70 Feet Level 26/60 Meter O R 20/200 Feet Blindness Level 33/60 Meter OR 20/400 Feet Level 41/60 Meter OR 5/300 Feet Level 5Totoally Blind \
Why Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology devices and services help individuals with special needs: read B work with numbers write use a computer study see hear communicate play remember
What is Assistive Technology? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA ‘97 (Public Law ) mandates the provision of assistive technology and offers clear definitions of assistive technology devices and services.
Assistive Technology for Persons with Visual Impairments
Access to Print Material Large print books Audio Books Desk top magnifiers
Access to Writing for Students with Visual Impairments
GPS & White Cane
Ultrasonic Multi Function Talking Electronic Cane
Computer Access for Students with Visual Impairments Lower screen resolution High contrast settings Screen magnification software Screen reader software Scan and read software Refreshable Braille output
CCTV Stand Alone CCTV Pocket Viewer
Video magnifier, or closed-circuit television (CCTV) -Enlarge text or picture - Stand-Alone - Connected to computer - Connected to TV
Screen Magnification Software -ZoomText -MaGic -Windows Magnifier (Built-In) -Magnifier for MAC (Built-in) -GlassBrick
Screen Readers -NVDA -JAWS for Windows -Windows Eyes -Hal -Cobra -VoiceOver -Orca (Solaris and Linux)