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1 Training Resources on Low Vision Technology Ike Presley American Foundation for the Blind 100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620 Atlanta, GA

2 Low Vision Technology  What is it? Any device Tool System Software, etc. that provides access to information

3 Topics to cover  Technology tools  Technology section of afb.org  AT database on afb.org  AccessWorld  AFB Press  Cadre of trainers

4 Technology Tools  Non-optical devices  Optical devices  Video magnifiers  E-book Readers  Screen magnification technology  Writing tools  Auditory tools  Cell phones - GPS

5 Non-optical Devices  Lighting Natural  Blinds & shades Artificial  Overhead  Task: desk/portable/floor/other Light filtration system  Reading/book stand Desktop/portable/floor Copy holder

6 Optical Devices  Spectacles / Contact lens  Magnifiers Hand-held Stand Spectacle mounted  Telescopes Hand-held Spectacle mounted  Electronic / video magnifiers

7 Types of Video Magnifiers  Desktop models, $1,500 – 4,000  Flex-arm camera models, $2,000 – 4,000  Portable models with hand held cameras, $39 – 1,000  Electronic pocket models, $250 – 2,100  Head mounted display models, $3,000 – 4,000  Digital imaging systems - $2,000 – 5,500

8 E-book Readers  Kindle, Nook, Sony  ClassMate Reader  Intel Reader  iPad

9 Screen Magnification Technology  Hardware Options Large Monitors Hardware Screen Magnifier Flex-arm Monitor Stands  Software Options OS Options Screen Magnifiers

10 Writing Tools  Handwriting Tools Bold & raised line paper Bold marker Writing guides  Electronic Tool Accessible computer w/word processor

11 Auditory Tools  Digital E-book Players  Scan & Read Systems Portable/stand alone Software based  Accessible PDAs

12 Cell Phone/GPS  Screen readers  Screen magnifiers  iPhone  Jitterbug J  GPS

13 Technology Section on afb.org  Technology Page Cell Phone Accessibility Assistive Technology Web Accessibility Electronic Books Buying a Computer Screen Reader Tips Tips for Computer Users with Low Vision AccessWorld Appliance Accessibility Guide Assistive Technology Timeline Digital TV Conversion

14 Technology Section on afb.org  Technology Page / Assistive Technology Video Magnifiers Braille Technology Optical Character Recognition Systems Speech Systems Magnification Programs for the Computer Screen AFB Product Evaluations

15 Technology Section on afb.org  Technology Page / Assistive Technology / Video Magnifiers Browse Video Magnifier/CCTV Products Short Videos – Assistive Technology Demonstration Videos  Desktop and Flex Arm Camera Models  Head Mounted Display and Portable Models

16 Technology Section on afb.org  Technology Page / Assistive Technology / Video Magnifiers / Browse Video Magnifier/CCTV Products AT Database of Products Browse by Product Name Browse by Manufacturer Browse by Task Search Products

17 Technology Section on afb.org  … Browse Video Magnifier/CCTV Products Product CategoryProduct Description Manufacturer Warranty Product EvaluationMagnification Computer CompatibleFocus Comes with XY TableMount Type Dimensions Display Feature/Viewing Modes Manufacturer's Suggested Price

18 Technology Section on afb.org  … Browse Video Magnifier/CCTV Products (coming soon) Product Database Update  Vendors add new products  Photos  Vendors update features of products User Ratings

19 Technology Section on afb.org  … Browse Video Magnifier/CCTV Products (coming soon) Product Comparison Tool  Side-by-side feature display  Up to 5 different products

20 AccessWorld Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired On-line reviews, evaluations, and information on technology for people who are blind or visually impaired

21 AFB Press  Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB)  Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives, 2nd Edition  Functional Vision: A Practitioner's Guide to Evaluation and Intervention  Looking to Learn: Promoting Literacy for Students with Low Vision  Assistive Technology for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Assessment

22 Cadre of Trainers  30 trainers nationwide  Contact info posted on afb.org  Provide basic and update training on low vision tech  Using AFB resources developed through Woodruff Foundation grant

23 Training Resources on Low Vision Technology


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