RE: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy

Subject: RE: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy
From: Andrew Nicols (
Date: Tue Jan 18 2005 - 19:33:20 EST

Have you considered using a Remote Desktop Connection with your laptop
to your desktop.

I use it all the time because my main PC (Intel P4 1.8Ghz with 1Gb RAM
and 330Gb HDD Space) only has a 5 or 6 year old 17" CRT monitor with a
rather rubbish maximum resolution.
My laptop on the other hand is really really rubbish, but has a nice big
15" LCD and a maximum resolution of 1400x1050. So when I'm doing
anything processor intensive, or requiring large amounts of disk space,
my laptop comes to the rescue. Unfortunately, it's not all so great for
graphics because it just can't keep up with what you're doing.
It's built into windows XP Pro, or you can use software like VNC
Viewer/Server (

I don't know if that would help,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of miriam clinton
Sent: 18 January 2005 03:04
Subject: Re: monitor refresh rates & epilepsy

hi Elizabeth, and thank you. its really interesting to know about your
work - i believe i talked to you about speech to text translators also
at one stage?...

i'm also dyslexic and as my 2nd line of work is graphic designer, i've
been working lately on accessibility in websites. is very
interesting as one can customize the screen, text, colors and text
only/graphical mode, its quite an interesting model, even if its not so
pretty to look at.

anyhow i digress... yes, 21in. flat panels would be lovely.. i'll have
to count my pennies and save for one of those... any flat-panel would be

fantastic. i find i can work at my crappy old Vaio laptop with no
problem, simply because it is LCD rather than CRT...

i'd also be interested to hear about your other work in the adaptive
technology lab, accessibility in technology, as you can gather, is
pretty much a focus of mine at present.


Elizabeth Hinkle wrote:

>BTW - I run the adaptive technology lab at University of North Texas -
>for persons
>with disabilities including epilepsy.
>It has been found that the flat panel displays virtually eliminate the
>problem - and actually the larger the better. We currently have
>flat panel displays in our lab - they run about $950. If you can
>one, it
>may help you out.
>Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
>Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
>Student Computing Services Manager
>UNT Computing Center
>ISB 129 940-565-4808

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