We've gotten lots of feedback from teachers asking how IPEVO doc cams can help their visually impaired students in the classroom. Let's discuss some simple setups that could help your students see teaching material better.
Doc Cam and Computer
Capturing teaching material (like what's written on the whiteboard) and then displaying it on a computer screen is one solution that might work for your classroom.
2. Launch the IPEVO Presenter software, then enter Full Screen mode.
3. Now your student can watch live video of your lesson on their own screen. Use Presenter's 6x digital zoom to get even closer. You can even record video for later using the new version of Presenter.
VZ-1 and a Monitor
If you have a monitor (or TV) but not a spare computer, don't worry. Use the VZ-1 Dual Mode Doc Cam to display material, particularly small print.
1. Plug in your VZ-1 Doc Cam and press the Power button.
2. Connect your VGA cable to VZ-1, then connect the cable to your monitor's VGA input.
3. Now real-time video will appear on the monitor. But keep in mind you can't record video in this setup, and there's no digital zoom.
iZiggi-HD and iPad
The iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera streams wirelessly right to iPad, so this setup might be the most versatile. If you have iPads in the classroom, this could be the solution for you.
1. Turn on iZiggi-HD.
2. In iPad, tap Settings, then tap Wi-Fi. Choose iZiggi-HD from the available networks. Now iZiggi-HD and iPad are communicating.
3. Download and run the free IPEVO Whiteboard app from the App Store. Captured images from iZiggi-HD will be displayed in Whiteboard.
4. Your student can hold iPad for a clear and personal view of material. They can even pinch zoom for a closer view.
iZiggi-HD, iPad and a Monitor
If you feel like the iPad screen might be too small, you can also connect iPad and iZiggi-HD to an LCD monitor.
1. Follow the "iZiggi-HD and iPad" steps above.
2. Connect iPad to your monitor using an adapter.
3. Now iZiggi-HD's video will be displayed on iPad and mirrored on your monitor.
As you can see, there are many options available to you depending on the needs of your visually impaired students, your available technology, your room setup, and your budget. Choose the solution that's best for you. You can also consider using IPEVO's IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System for your visually impaired students, which is covered in our IS-01 entry. Whatever you choose, IPEVO is ready to help everyone in class see and understand your material.