JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for DIS-FORUM Archives


DIS-FORUM Archives

DIS-FORUM Archives


DIS-FORUM@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

DIS-FORUM Home

DIS-FORUM Home

DIS-FORUM  January 2009

DIS-FORUM January 2009

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Re: Flash photography and epilepsy

From:

Bryan Jones <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.

Date:

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:20:50 +0000

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (115 lines)

Does seem a little odd.  In Photosensitive epilepsy a seizure tends to
be triggered by repeated flashing or flickering light.  A single flash,
as from one shot from a camera, is not flashing.  Ask the student how he
/she has coped with using cameras up to now and in what circumstances
s/he experiences a seizure.


Bryan Jones,
Manager, Disability Support Services
& North London Regional Access Centre,
Middlesex University
Tel: 020 8411 5366

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edwards Robert (CeLL)
Sent: 14 January 2009 08:53
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Flash photography and epilepsy

To me there seems to be something odd about this student's concern.

A photographer using an SLR camera with flash, and looking through the
camera's viewfinder, doesn't see the flash at all, because the flash
fires when the camera's mirror is lifted to expose the sensor, shutting
off the viewfinder's view. So the photographer is the one person who
doesn't see the flash, but everyone else around does.

In a studio setting with a tripod mounted camera, cable release, and
multiple flash units, the photographer can close his or eyes at the
moment of exposure.

And finally, how do people with epilepsy cope with situations where
other people are flashing around, so to say, all over the place?

Robert Edwards
University of Glamorgan

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jackie Champion
Sent: 13 January 2009 17:53
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Flash photography and epilepsy

You could also try the Association of Photographers.
http://hub.the-aop.org/
They have information services and support students.

Kind Regards
 
Jackie Champion
-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karen Farmer
Sent: 13 January 2009 16:34
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Flash photography and epilepsy

How about writing to one of the excellent photography magazines/online
sites and asking if any readers have solutions for this? I'm thinking
that since epilepsy is rather common, there must surely be a number of
amateur or even professional photographers out there with the same
concerns?

Canon have a very pro-active help service on their website, or try
Amateur Photographer magazine?

Regards

K.




Karen Farmer
DSA Needs Assessor
Professional & Academic Development (PAD) University of Bedfordshire
Park Square, Luton
LU1 3HZ

Tel: 01582 74 3422
Internal ext: 3422
Fax:  01582 489349


>>> "Jackson, Erin" <[log in to unmask]> 13/01/2009 15:43 >>>
Hello,
 
I am currently advising a student with photosensitive epilepsy who is
doing a course involving photography.
 
The problem seems to be arising with the flash equipment, in that the
student is understandably reluctant to use the equipment in case it
triggers a seizure, and the tutors are becoming concerned about meeting
learning outcomes.
 
Has anyone got any experience or advice they could offer?
 
Thanks in advance,
Erin
 
Erin Jackson

Disability Adviser
Student Services
University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton BL3 5AB
Tel: 01204 903087

SMS Text: 07799 657035
www.bolton.ac.uk/disability 
Please don't print off this email unless it's entirely necessary - save
the planet! 

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager