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FAQ for Instructors

Almost all NTID general purpose classrooms are already outfitted with a “low-vision” LCD monitor. Most of the NTID labs are pre-wired so a low-vision monitor can be installed as needed. To find out which spaces already have a low-vision monitor or to request an installation, contact the NTID Service Desk.

Use a CCTV. This machine uses a high-resolution video camera to enlarge and alter an image on a built-in video monitor. A CCTV can be delivered to NTID classrooms and labs as needed and is also requested at the NTID Service Desk.

Enlarge the original documents via a copier from an 8.5” X 11” original to 11” X 17” without altering the layout or format of the original.

You can request assistance from the RIT Disability Services Office:

Please give as much advance notice as possible when requesting the above assistance.

Use a CCTV (see the answer above).

Use the resident Visualizer. Almost all NTID general-purpose classrooms and most labs are outfitted with a visualizer. To find out which spaces have a visualizer, contact the NTID Service Desk.

In the browser, [IE, Firefox or Chrome] enlarge the size using [Ctrl and +]

Use a Low-vis monitor. [See the answer above].

Use a CCTV [see the answer above] to enlarge any handouts related to the work group.

Use darker board markers [blue, black]; avoid red and green.

Use the visualizer and/or a low-vis monitor combination [see the answer above].

Disability Services Office will send you Disability Services Agreements for students in your classes. The DSA will list accommodations specific to each student’s individual needs that have been approved.
If the student does not have a DSA, encourage thestudent to make an appointment at the RIT Disability Services Office. If they are approved for a DSA, the staff at the Disability Services Office can assist the student in scheduling a NTID Classroom/Lab Vision Assessment Report.

If you have more questions, contact Chas Johnstone, through the NTID Service desk:
NTID Service Desk