Adaptive Technology Disability Programs and Resource Center

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Video Magnifiers

A video magnifier system uses a stand-mounted or a handheld video camera to project a magnified image onto a video monitor, a television screen, or a computer monitor. Students interested in these products should schedule an appointment with a DPRC specialist at 415 338-2472.


Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Magnifier

merlin lcd cctv

The DPRC has CCTVs available at a few locations on campus. For more information, please contact


Portable Magnifiers

The DPRC has two portable magnifiers that is available to eligible students.


Clarity Classmate

clarity classmate portable magnifier

The Clarity Classmate is a portable video magnifier designed for use by people with low vision. This device enables a user to read text, view a whiteboard/blackboard in a classroom. The Classmate's rotating camera design has built-in auto focus, variable contrast control, and can provide magnification from 4x to 60x. The image display can be viewed in full color or in white on black. The device can be connected to a television monitor or head mounted glasses. In addition, the DPRC has the following accessories for the Clarity Classmate

  • Head mounted glasses
  • Battery pack
  • Carrying case

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Jordy head-worn magnifier

jordy head worn magnifier

Head worn Magnifiers are perfect for at home, school or work. These magnifying devices allow you to see magnified images through a pair of electronic glasses.

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