[nabs-l] Black board question

josh gregory joshkart12 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 17:31:22 UTC 2012


koby: Whatever your using is translating it wrong: So to help you,
it's kobbycox at gmail.com, if that's right.

On 8/22/12, Koby Cox <kobycox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ashley,
> My email address Is as follows:
> kokbycox%gmailcom
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: Nathan Clark <troubleclark at gmail.com
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
> Date sent: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:49:55 -0400
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Black board question
>
> Dear Ashley,
> You can also email me off list if you want.  My email is
> troubleclark at gmail.com
> Nathan
>
> On 8/22/12, Koby Cox <kobycox at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Ashley,
>  Can you email me off list? My email address Is as follthes:
>  kobycox%gmailcom   ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Ashley Coleman <amc05111 at gmail.com
>  To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>  <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>  Date sent: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:21:13 -0400
>  Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Black board question
>
>  Hi all,
>  I'd like to back up what Jewel had to say.
>
>  I've been using BlackBoard for several years now, and it's
> always
>  been
>  eccessible.  If someone is having problems they might want to
>  check
>  and see if their screen reader is updated.
>
>  Ashley C
>
>  On 8/22/12, Jewel <herekittykat2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Dear list,
>   I would like to back up what was said about Blackboard being
>   accessible.  I have used it for over a year now (this is my
>  third
>   semester using it for all my classes), and the only problems I
>  have
>   had were not because of inaccessibility of Blackboard (such as
>  .PDF
>   files or inaccessible powerpoints).  I also just posted on the
>   discussion forum for my literature class and using Insert + F7
>  to find
>   the links to create a new thread and submit, I had no problem!
> B
>  The
>   latest version of Blackboard, which my college has, is as close
>  to
>   accessible as you can get, and is even friendly with headings
>  and
>   links.  If Blackboard is not working for someone, it may be
> that
>  the
>   school has a previous version of Blackboard.  I believe the
>  latest  is
>   9.1? I happen to love Blackboard for my classes.  When a
>  professor says
>   "It's on Blackboard" I jump for joy, because it means I have
>  access to
>   the same things that other students can access.
>   My two cents,
>   Jewel Shuping
>   Wake Technical Community College
>
>   On 8/21/12, Nathan Clark <troubleclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Dear all,
>   Blackboard is user friendly to the blind.  I worked for my
>  college's
>   blackboard staff for almost two semesters and it is good.  The
>  only
>   part you may have problems is with the Discussion Board.
>  However, I
>   don't know exactly know what version my school is running but I
>  like
>   how Jaws navigates around the site.
>   Sincerely,
>   Nathan Clark
>
>   On 8/21/12, Patrick Molloy <ptrck.molloy at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Have they given a reason why they won't do that? If they are
>  uploading
>   things to Blackboard, then they already have electronic copies
>  of the
>   documents.  Maybe talk to your disabilities office and tell
> them
>  what's
>   going on.  They might be able to talk to the professors for you
>  and
>   solve the problem.
>
>   On 8/21/12, Koby Cox <kobycox at gmail.com> wrote:
>   Patrick,
>   They are refusing to do so.
>   Koby.
>
>    ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Patrick Molloy <ptrck.molloy at gmail.com
>   To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>   <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>   Date sent: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:54:43 -0400
>   Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Black board question
>
>   Koby,
>   As far as I know, Blackboard isn't accessible with JAWS.  It
> can
>   work,
>   but it's difficult.  Newer versions of Blackboard are "better,"
>   but
>   that's not saying much.  On the other hand, Moodle, which is
>   similar in
>   nature to Blackboard, is more accessible.  The best workaround
>   I've
>   found is to just have your professors e-mail things.
>   Patrick
>
>   On 8/21/12, Koby Cox <kobycox at gmail.com> wrote:
>    Hello all,
>    Is blackboard accessible with JAWS? Is there a way to make it
>    accessible with JAWS?
>    Right back soon,
>    Koby.
>
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