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IPEM REBSIG meeting

From:

"Griffiths Hannah (SUSSEX COMMUNITY NHS TRUST)" <[log in to unmask]>

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Hi Everyone,

The IPEM Rehabilitation Engineering and Biomechanics Special Interest group are holding a 1 day meeting on integrated access and there is currently a call for papers. Please see the link below
(http://www.ipem.ac.uk/Conferencesandevents/OneDayConfs/Pages/IntegratedAccessforAssistiveTechnology.aspx).

I thought it may be of interest to some members of this group.

Kind Regards

Hannah

Hannah Griffiths (née Dodgson)
Clinical Engineer

Chailey Heritage Clinical Services (CHCS)
Rehabilitation Engineering Service (RES)
Beggars Wood Road
North Chailey
Nr Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 4JN

Tel: 01825 722112 Ext:7777
Fax: 01825 724729
Email: [log in to unmask]

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From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of ASSISTECH automatic digest system
Sent: 16 August 2012 00:01
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Subject: ASSISTECH Digest - 14 Aug 2012 to 15 Aug 2012 (#2012-77)

There are 4 messages totaling 319 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Mouse Lens Magnfier (4)

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Date:    Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:36:20 +0100
From:    Jeremy Linskell <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Mouse Lens Magnfier

Hi Alistair

We use Pointing Magnifier very successfully in XP, http://depts.washington.edu/aimgroup/proj/ptgmag/
It does have some issues with operating drop down menus, but these are documented. Not sure how it operates in Vista

Cheers

jeremy


Jeremy Linskell CEng, CSci, MIPEM
Principal Clinical Scientist
Electronic Assistive Technology Service
Ninewells Hospital
NHS Tayside
tel: 01382-496286
fax:01382-496322

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Assistive Technologies
http://pierprofessional.metapress.com/content/121393
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alastair Veal
> Sent: 14 August 2012 14:45
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Mouse Lens Magnfier
>
> Dear All,
>
> I have a client who owns a Windows Vista computer.  He wants to have a
> mouse pointer lens magnifier.  This is to say he wants to see a
> portion of the screen around the mouse pointer to be magnified.  He
> also wants to be able to use the mouse clicks when the magnification
> is on, so he can move over a link or button, read it and click on it.
> He does not want full screen magnification, just magnification around the mouse pointer.
>
> I know Zoomtext, Supernova and Lunar do this, as does the magnifier in
> Windows 7 (when set to lens mode and with the aero graphics enabled).
> Trouble is the client has a Windows Vista machine which does not have
> the lens (pointer centred magnification) on it as part of the inbuilt
> magnifier.  He also wants to use JAWS so using JAWS with Supernova,
> Zoomtext and or Lunar could be a bit intense not to mention expensive.
> The client said he believed that there was a special mouse (hardware)
> that you could buy with mouse pointer magnification software and that he used
> to use one about four or five years ago.   The client cannot remember the
> name of this piece of technology.  Any ideas as to what this could
> have been and any suggestions for lightweight alternatives?
>
> Many Thanks,
>
> Alastair Veal
> Assistive Technology Adviser
> Brunel University


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Date:    Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:15:46 +0100
From:    Craig Mill <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Mouse Lens Magnfier

Hi Alistair

If my memory serves me right it was the Microsoft Intellipoint mouse that had the lens magnifier, although I'm not sure if Microsoft still sell the Intellipoint.

DesktopZoom has mouse pointer magnification (as well as a host of other
features) and is free:
http://users.telenet.be/littlegems/MySoft/DesktopZoom/Index.html
Unfortunately it doesn't have the quality screen/font smoothing that Zoomtext or Lunar offers but it does a good job - and it works fine with Vista.

Craig


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-----Original Message-----
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alastair Veal
Sent: 14 August 2012 14:45
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Mouse Lens Magnfier

Dear All,

I have a client who owns a Windows Vista computer.  He wants to have a mouse
pointer lens magnifier.  This is to say he wants to see a portion of the
screen around the mouse pointer to be magnified.  He also wants to be able
to use the mouse clicks when the magnification is on, so he can move over a
link or button, read it and click on it.  He does not want full screen
magnification, just magnification around the mouse pointer.

I know Zoomtext, Supernova and Lunar do this, as does the magnifier in
Windows 7 (when set to lens mode and with the aero graphics enabled).
Trouble is the client has a Windows Vista machine which does not have the
lens (pointer centred magnification) on it as part of the inbuilt magnifier.
He also wants to use JAWS so using JAWS with Supernova, Zoomtext and or
Lunar could be a bit intense not to mention expensive.  The client said he
believed that there was a special mouse (hardware) that you could buy with
mouse pointer magnification software and that he used to use one about four
or five years ago.   The client cannot remember the name of this piece of
technology.  Any ideas as to what this could have been and any suggestions
for lightweight alternatives?

Many Thanks,

Alastair Veal
Assistive Technology Adviser
Brunel University

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Date:    Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:23:26 +0100
From:    "E.A. Draffan" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Mouse Lens Magnfier

There is a whole list of software magnifiers that are for the mouse
pointer and are free or shareware on Magnifiers.org
(http://www.magnifiers.org/links/Download_Software/Screen_Magnifiers/Windows_Freeware_and_shareware/)
but as Craig suggests, not quite the same as the software that works with
certain hardware such as the intellimouse software
(http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads) or Logitech zoom
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice/v470-cordless-laser-mouse-for-bluetooth

Hope that helps a bit and we have a list on Emptech at
http://www.emptech.info/products_by_subcategory.php?ID=197  but I know
some need updating!

Best wishes E.A.


Mrs E.A. Draffan
ECS, University of Southampton,
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246
http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk


> Hi Alistair
>
> If my memory serves me right it was the Microsoft Intellipoint mouse that
> had the lens magnifier, although I'm not sure if Microsoft still sell the
> Intellipoint.
>
> DesktopZoom has mouse pointer magnification (as well as a host of other
> features) and is free:
> http://users.telenet.be/littlegems/MySoft/DesktopZoom/Index.html
> Unfortunately it doesn't have the quality screen/font smoothing that
> Zoomtext or Lunar offers but it does a good job - and it works fine with
> Vista.
>
> Craig
>
>
> --
> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alastair Veal
> Sent: 14 August 2012 14:45
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Mouse Lens Magnfier
>
> Dear All,
>
> I have a client who owns a Windows Vista computer.  He wants to have a
> mouse
> pointer lens magnifier.  This is to say he wants to see a portion of the
> screen around the mouse pointer to be magnified.  He also wants to be able
> to use the mouse clicks when the magnification is on, so he can move over
> a
> link or button, read it and click on it.  He does not want full screen
> magnification, just magnification around the mouse pointer.
>
> I know Zoomtext, Supernova and Lunar do this, as does the magnifier in
> Windows 7 (when set to lens mode and with the aero graphics enabled).
> Trouble is the client has a Windows Vista machine which does not have the
> lens (pointer centred magnification) on it as part of the inbuilt
> magnifier.
> He also wants to use JAWS so using JAWS with Supernova, Zoomtext and or
> Lunar could be a bit intense not to mention expensive.  The client said he
> believed that there was a special mouse (hardware) that you could buy with
> mouse pointer magnification software and that he used to use one about
> four
> or five years ago.   The client cannot remember the name of this piece of
> technology.  Any ideas as to what this could have been and any suggestions
> for lightweight alternatives?
>
> Many Thanks,
>
> Alastair Veal
> Assistive Technology Adviser
> Brunel University
>

------------------------------

Date:    Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:52:57 +0100
From:    Alastair Veal <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Mouse Lens Magnfier

Thanks - Desktop Zoom was the solution that worked best - I could 'click' through the lens so still operate the mouse as normal.

-----Original Message-----
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Craig Mill
Sent: 15 August 2012 09:16
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Mouse Lens Magnfier

Hi Alistair

If my memory serves me right it was the Microsoft Intellipoint mouse that had the lens magnifier, although I'm not sure if Microsoft still sell the Intellipoint.

DesktopZoom has mouse pointer magnification (as well as a host of other
features) and is free:
http://users.telenet.be/littlegems/MySoft/DesktopZoom/Index.html
Unfortunately it doesn't have the quality screen/font smoothing that Zoomtext or Lunar offers but it does a good job - and it works fine with Vista.

Craig


--
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


-----Original Message-----
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alastair Veal
Sent: 14 August 2012 14:45
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Mouse Lens Magnfier

Dear All,

I have a client who owns a Windows Vista computer.  He wants to have a mouse
pointer lens magnifier.  This is to say he wants to see a portion of the
screen around the mouse pointer to be magnified.  He also wants to be able
to use the mouse clicks when the magnification is on, so he can move over a
link or button, read it and click on it.  He does not want full screen
magnification, just magnification around the mouse pointer.

I know Zoomtext, Supernova and Lunar do this, as does the magnifier in
Windows 7 (when set to lens mode and with the aero graphics enabled).
Trouble is the client has a Windows Vista machine which does not have the
lens (pointer centred magnification) on it as part of the inbuilt magnifier.
He also wants to use JAWS so using JAWS with Supernova, Zoomtext and or
Lunar could be a bit intense not to mention expensive.  The client said he
believed that there was a special mouse (hardware) that you could buy with
mouse pointer magnification software and that he used to use one about four
or five years ago.   The client cannot remember the name of this piece of
technology.  Any ideas as to what this could have been and any suggestions
for lightweight alternatives?

Many Thanks,

Alastair Veal
Assistive Technology Adviser
Brunel University

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End of ASSISTECH Digest - 14 Aug 2012 to 15 Aug 2012 (#2012-77)
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