Dynamic patterns for low vision internet working students

Document Type

Journal Article


World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Computer and Security Science




This article was originally published as: Veal, D., Maj, S. P., & Makasiranondh, W. (2009). Dynamic patterns for low vision internetworking students. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education (WTETE), 7(2), 5-10. Original available here


Internetworking is the enabling of communication between networks. Much of the configuration of internetworking devices is performed via remote access using a secure telnet. Cisco is a major provider of such devices. The Cisco Network Academy Program (CNAP ) is a worldwide educational program me delivering a range of courses in internetworking. A group of potential internetworking students are those with low vision. Many people classified as blind retain some residual vision. Dynamic Pattern System (DPS) enables the detection of combinations of large coloured areas on a screen known as a pattern to represent text characters. Such patterns can be based upon the student’s remaining visual capacities. Sequences of patterns delivered at a set rate and can represent words, sentences or signs. DPS has the potential to enable students classified as blind to have hands -on experiences in networking and internetworking using combinations of patterns to represent both internetwork device configuration information and network topology diagrams.

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