The application of desktop video magnifier technology to museums and archives

Anderson, Lyall I. and Freshney, Sandra J. (2013) The application of desktop video magnifier technology to museums and archives. The Geological Curator, 9 (10). pp. 501-505. ISSN 0144-5294

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Abstract

Assistive technology developed for blind and partially sighted people can find wider application in the museum workplace. Ease of operation, combined with high lev- els of potential magnification and object sympathetic light sources add to the utility of desktop video magnifiers. As well as assisting in day to day paper-based office tasks, the magnifier finds application in various archival tasks and collections-based work. This equipment enhances the visitor experience of looking at archival mate- rial, both for the visually impaired and the general visitor. In particular, it helps with the study of smaller documents and photographs. It also assists in the examination of old handwriting, and in particular hand written ink script which has begun to fade with time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2013AREP; IA67;
Subjects: 99 - Other
Divisions: 99 - Other
Journal or Publication Title: The Geological Curator
Volume: 9
Page Range: pp. 501-505
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 13:00
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 14:24
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002

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