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!
Have you looked at The Palace? The software is free at:
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