Andrew Brenes worked with us as a student intern while he was attending UW Whitewater. Andrew has a visual impairment and it became clear during his work with us that he would benefit from some sort of adaptive visual system in order to better use a computer.
The basic idea we submitted to the UW Student Engineers was a desk mounted magnifier that could enlarge paper documents on the screen and an over-sized computer monitor. The students used an HDTV for the monitor, a miniature card camera and some inexpensive software to achieve this goal. Andrew now has something that he can use at home or bring to work. This product will assist Andrew for a long time to come and enable more job prospects in the future!
See the final report for further details.