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Re: art software for visually impaired students

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KtownLady
Thu, 7 Oct 1999 18:26:42 EDT


In a message dated 10 4 1999 9:11:09 PM, you wrote:

<<Hi -
My name is Anne Wall and I am a graduate student in Instructional Technology
at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. We are working on a
project to develop a computer system for the Tennessee School of the Blind
that will enable the students to express their creativity through art. Do
you have any suggestions for specific computers and/or software we could
incorporate to make this a reality? Thanks so much for your input!
Anne>>

Hi Anne,
Have you looked at The Palace? The software is free at:
http://www.thepalace.com/
You can download the user software, and when used on a Mac, it is a chat
program that talks. I help at a palace called KidsNation. The other day
someone was using it who was deaf, and I bet the interactive quality might
appeal to a blind person too. You can also get free educational site
licenses and make your own palace to fit your needs.
I am waiting for the day when my school allows my students the privilege of
creating a palace of their own. At the present time we cannot use chat
programs.

Chris Merriam
Kayenta, AZ