The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 8 Document Cameras 

I feel like document cameras that project wirelessly are a hidden secret. There are document cameras that can project to computers or tablets. If a teacher needs to enlarge text, they can in real time. You put a document under the wireless document camera, and it projects onto a device. The student can enlarge and manipulate the text in real time. This can make the enlarging of text easy. Once you set up the device, there is little or no planning to enlarge worksheets. The cameras are affordable and can be used for regular education students if the student with a disability moves, refuses to use it or graduates. The upside of this is large, and the downside is small. 

iZiggiHD Honorable Mention 

This is a wireless camera that will project onto an iPad.

IPEVO Whiteboard

This app is used with a document camera made by IPEVO. The document camera displays a picture of the document then you mark up the document with the whiteboard app.

HoverCam Honorable Mention 

HoverCam makes document cameras that are of very good quality. The reason I list them is that you can connect the document camera to a device every way possible. That includes wirelessly to an iPad. This is very helpful if you want to project directly onto an iPad to help someone with a visual impairment. Projecting to an iPad is a great way to keep a student’s attention. They have several document cameras that have these awesome features. I recommend looking at them and picking the one that fits your needs best.

VZ-X Wireless, HDMI & USB 8MP Document Camera - Ipevo

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