[nabs-l] Jaws and Blackboard

Ashley Bramlett bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 31 21:51:41 UTC 2008


Rachel,
I was not able to turn in assignments on blackboard either; jaws did not 
recognize some of the buttons.  Also the discussion board was a problem. 
Many things i could access like all the documents.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rachel Becker" <Rachel at BeckerConsultants.com>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Jaws and Blackboard


>I have not been able to turn in assignments on blackboard and I am also 
>using JAWS 9.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org]On
> Behalf Of Cindy Bennett
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:21 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Jaws and Blackboard
>
>
> I use jaws version 9, and as far as i can tell, blackboard is accessible. 
> Granted, i only use it for a couple of classes, i have been able to read 
> and turn in assignments, and i can fill out the online quizzes just fine. 
> I haven't used any commands that are unusual, but again, i haven't really 
> researched it since i only have to use it for a couple of classes. I have 
> heard that some people have trouble with discussion boards and live online 
> discussions, but i am not familiar with those.
> Cindy
>
>
> --- On Mon, 12/8/08, Robert Miller <rmiller at osb.k12.ok.us> wrote:
>
>> From: Robert Miller <rmiller at osb.k12.ok.us>
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Jaws and Blackboard
>> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> Date: Monday, December 8, 2008, 4:58 PM
>> Hi everyone, I’m a teacher at the Oklahoma School for the
>> Blind, and I teach assistive technology devices to students.
>>  I teach students from 2nd to 12th grade and I need your
>> help regarding my high school seniors.  More and more
>> college students are being required to access blackboard
>> from the college teachers.  I’m told that blackboard
>> isn’t very Jaws friendly.  I wanted to get your opinion on
>> blackboard’s accessibility.  Is it accessible? If so, what
>> is the best method of accessing it?  Is there a set of
>> keyboard commands that I can download to teach my students?
>> Any help on accessing blackboard would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Thank you!
>> Waiting for your help!
>> Robert.
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