Re: jfw for the blind or visually impaired

  • From: "Gary King" <w4wkz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:20:58 -0500

your comments about eye strain and a limited field of vision were also in my 
mind when I referred in a previous message to being able to read enlarged text 
efficiently.  In any case, those factors are considered in a professionally 
done assistive technology evaluation, which apparently Kimsan's students are 
not getting.

Gary King

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marie Lyons 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:57 PM
  Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired

  There are a group of visual disability that affect peripheral vision.  That 
would mean you could get less of a word in your field of vision.   It could 
have to do with eye strain as well.  If you can see 20 point font but only read 
one letter at a time JAWS could be a very useful tool.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Kimsan Song
  Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:36 PM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: RE: jfw for the blind or visually impaired


  That was my Original thought.

  I kind of figured that there were no criteria, which brought me to presenting 
this discussion or lack of...

  Where I work, I am part of a multidisciplinary team supporting blind and 
visually impaired school students and I have observed the teachers for the 
blind assess these students and reccomend jaws training.

  My confusion was why when these students are able to read 20 plus pt font 
just fine, why introduce them to jaws? and when they use computers else where 
its the same exact set up font wise etc. Meaning, the only time they use jaws 
is when they are in class with me...

  Anyways, thanks for your response.

  Take care. 

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