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Re: Your ideas


"Ice, Barbara" <[log in to unmask]>


Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>


Thu, 30 Mar 2000 13:12:03 -0600





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Gail, our center houses the adaptive technology. This technology not only
helps students with physical disabilities, but also those with learning
disabilities. We have the Kurtzweil 3000 that we use to scan books to tape
or to disk, Dragon Naturally Speaking PRo for voice recognition and
dictation adaptations, ZoomText for visual perception or disabilities, JAWS
for Windows (although we're having problems with its compatibility with
other programs). Having these technologies helps many of our students to
overcome barriers. We have a special area for this technology. The book
scanning is one of our most popular accommodations. Large group study areas
would be another one of my priorities.

Have a good day!
Barbara Ice, Director of Learning Assistance
Tomball College
Tomball (Houston), Texas 77375
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gail M. Platt [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 11:10 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Your ideas
> Colleagues,
> I have received the most exciting phone call from the President of my
> institution, that he wants me to plan the best learning and teaching
> technology center with specifications for room sizes, etc. for the
> institutional 5-year plan. That call gave me goose bumps!!!
> I don't want to leave out anything since this is a chance to present the
> ultimate best center. Can you tell me what you like best about your
> learning center and/or something you have that really helps students and
> faculty that you think many centers don't have?
> Your insight/knowledge/help will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Gail

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