Hands, Deaf-Blind Keyboarding

A woman waits to keyboard on her refreshable braille display. This is a modular unit that hooks up to a standard keyboard and allows her to keyboard in braille. A software program then translates from braille to text. This student is in our class for Deaf-blind and has two interpreters to translate the instructions. One interpreter is likely moving the mouse into position for her in this photo. She is learning to use a computer, having never had any computer experience prior to this class. Another view of this student is in a previous photo on my stream, here.

  • norchas 7y

    a fantastic shot, in many ways.....
  • cobalt123 7y

    Thank you so much for your visit, norchas. This student is using the JAWS program on the computer to hear her text she is entering on the keyboard. This student is blind and cannot see her text at all. The other student featured in the immediate photos previous on my photo stream has enough vision to see her text, so she is using the ZoomText program to increase the font size to a large font and high contrast to where she will read her text, seen here.
  • erthsister 7y

    Wow, what a cool piece of technology! It's terrific that such things exist so that people can be more independent. Very cool.

    Maybe you know a friend of mine who sets up/custom-constructs hardware for visually impaired people (as far as I understand). I can see you'd have lots to talk about.
  • cobalt123 7y

    Is your friend in the Phoenix area? If his name is Stan, he's my boss. I would imagine he is familiar with our agency. Could be a "small world" moment, erthsister!
  • erthsister 7y

    Not in PHX. He's in my area but travels around a 3 state region.
  • Monika & Manfred 7y

    Great...
  • Adam Nollmeyer 7y

    Nice, my wife knows Jaws and zoomtext. Me, I just jack my jaws and zoom in photoshop.
  • mikeypage10 6y

    Thanks for using a Creative Commons license, you have some very nice images. I appreciate the thorough descriptions you give, as someone new to learning about assistive technologies this is a huge help!
  • Christy Tucker 5y

    Thanks for sharing your image with a CC license. I'm cleaning up broken links in old blog posts, including replacing some images that are no longer available. This picture is great for my post on making distance learning courses accessible.
  • music2beat 5y

    Can I please use this photo for my article on assistive technology for the visually impaired and the blind. I shall be crediting you when it is published and am not using the photo as a means of profit. Once the article is published, I can pass the link on to you for your perusal as well.
  • music2beat 5y

    Hi there, here is the link as promised. I have used the photo as my cover photo for the article on assistive technology for the blind. The URL is assistive-technology.suite101.com/article.cfm/assistive-t...
  • cjm-ellipse 5y

    Your photograph
    is part of the
    exhibition

    A visit from you is welcome and
    you will discover other photographers...
    Sincerely, cjm-ellipse
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Taken on October 20, 2008
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