[Tweeters] Accessible Birding Optics from a wheelchair

Douglas Irle Will diwill at uw.edu
Wed Apr 3 12:56:31 PDT 2019


Steven,

Have you considered a good spotting scope equipped with a digital camera
for an eyepiece? One could then electronically link to students' iPads or
other digital screens.

Good luck!

Doug Will
Sr Res Engr
UW

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> From: "Wood, Steven" <woodsteven at seattleu.edu>

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> Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 22:18:15 +0000

> Subject: [Tweeters] Accessible birding optics from a wheelchair

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> I’m interested in finding out more about helpful tips/items of gear that

> will help students watch birds from a wheelchair, where using binoculars is

> not a practical choice, and traditional spotting scope/tripod setups might

> not offer enough access room for the wheelchair to get close enough to the

> eyepiece.

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> A colleague suggested a tripod with a multi-angle column like this one

> <https://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-263AB-100-Aluminum-Multi-Angle/dp/B06ZYJ1P8Q/ref=sm_n_se_dkp_US_pr_sea_0_1?adId=B06ZYJ1P8Q&creativeASIN=B06ZYJ1P8Q&linkId=3d66784595e1603efb0d11e4ec5611ba&tag=binoculars_usa-20&linkCode=w71&ref-refURL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbinocularsreviews.com%2Fbuy-binoculars.php&slotNum=0&imprToken=ebSpFBOczpIJL8O0QfRVvw&adType=smart&adMode=search&adFormat=strip&impressionTimestamp=1554229668992>,

> and another possibility may be an astronomy binocular mount like this one

> <https://www.amazon.com/Orion-Paragon-Plus-Binocular-Mount-Tripod/dp/B003YJPDN8/ref=sm_n_ma_dka_US_pr_ran_0_2?adId=B003YJPDN8&creativeASIN=B003YJPDN8&linkId=4191e4781a0e5a12232d4ba94777152d&tag=birdwatchin06-20&linkCode=w43&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birdwatching-bliss.com%2Fhigh-power-binoculars.html&slotNum=1&imprToken=CHU0mnbhBsnjlsKf.n1Wbg&adType=smart&adMode=manual&adFormat=grid&impressionTimestamp=1554238842087>

> (I’m hoping the links will parse) – does anyone here have experience with

> what works/doesn’t work in setting up optics for a viewer in a wheelchair?

> Or suggestions?

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> Thanks in advance,

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> Steve Wood

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> In case the links didn’t parse:

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> Multi-angle column:

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> https://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-263AB-100-Aluminum-Multi-Angle/dp/B06ZYJ1P8Q/ref=sm_n_se_dkp_US_pr_sea_0_1?adId=B06ZYJ1P8Q&creativeASIN=B06ZYJ1P8Q&linkId=3d66784595e1603efb0d11e4ec5611ba&tag=binoculars_usa-20&linkCode=w71&ref-refURL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbinocularsreviews.com%2Fbuy-binoculars.php&slotNum=0&imprToken=ebSpFBOczpIJL8O0QfRVvw&adType=smart&adMode=search&adFormat=strip&impressionTimestamp=1554229668992

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> Astronomy binocular mount:

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> https://www.amazon.com/Orion-Paragon-Plus-Binocular-Mount-Tripod/dp/B003YJPDN8/ref=sm_n_ma_dka_US_pr_ran_0_2?adId=B003YJPDN8&creativeASIN=B003YJPDN8&linkId=4191e4781a0e5a12232d4ba94777152d&tag=birdwatchin06-20&linkCode=w43&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birdwatching-bliss.com%2Fhigh-power-binoculars.html&slotNum=1&imprToken=CHU0mnbhBsnjlsKf.n1Wbg&adType=smart&adMode=manual&adFormat=grid&impressionTimestamp=1554238842087

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