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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, ask your teacher to 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 by your teacher 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 also 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.

The Disability Services Office (DSO) does not print textbooks in enlarged font. DSO provides books in PDF format, so that you can use them on a computer and view in whatever font size/type is needed.

If there is an e-book, you do not have to do anything since the book is already digital and you can use it on an e-reader or computer, and can increase the font size (or listen to the text being read) as needed.

If there is no e-book available, you can purchase the textbook. DSO will then contact the publisher to obtain the text in digital (PDF) format. Publishers are using a single source that DSO can access and if the book is available there, then it is often ready for you in a few hours. Some publishers are not using that resource, so it could take up to a few weeks. If you need it faster than DSO can get it (or if the publisher does not have a digital copy available), then DSO can take your book, cut off the binding, and scan it to create a PDF in the DSO office.

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].

Be sure you have 1] a “Disability Services Agreement” from the RIT Disability Services Office and 2] a "NTID Classroom/Lab Vision Assessment Report." Give a copy of these documents to your teachers and counselors. These documents will list accommodations specific to your individual needs that have been approved.