Technology

What technology resources are available for vision-challenged students in the classroom? How do I request this equipment?

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.

How do I enlarge fonts for handouts and tests without having to reformat all my documents? Can I get some assistance with this?

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:

aaoldc@rit.edu  or slzdso@rit.edu

 

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.

What if I can not read/see email or Web information because the font is too small?

In the browser [IE and FireFox], enlarge the size using [Ctrl and +]

 

Use a low-vis monitor. [see the answer above].

How can I be included in classroom activities such as small group work or working at the board?

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.

What if I have more technology-related questions? Whom can I contact?

Contact Chas Johnstone through the Help Desk:


CJohnstone@ntid.rit.edu

NTID Help Desk

LBJ-2525

585-475-2200 [TTY/voice]

TISHelp@ntid.rit.edu

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