[nabs-l] accessibility of ebsco databases

Bridget Walker bridgetawalker13 at aol.com
Sun Jan 18 21:53:20 UTC 2015


I'm really sorry about the spelling mistakes. I was a bit careless in typing this message. I forgot autocorrect was activated. I hope you can make it out. 

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> On Jan 18, 27 Heisei, at 4:51 PM, Bridget Walker <bridgetawalker13 at aol.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Ashley, 
> I have been very fortis ate in my technology selection. I have jaws 15 which for the most part works alright with ensconced until I get to the PDFs. I use iBooks with VoiceOver to read the articles. This is ok though I wish I had access on my computer.
> Bridget 
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Jan 17, 27 Heisei, at 10:12 PM, Ashley Bramlett via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Bridget,
>> Glad you shared your experience.
>> So which jaws do you use? Just wondering because sometimes versions make a difference.
>> I use jaws 15.
>> 
>> Have you also found gale databases problematic?
>> I definitely have. I cannot click on some of the links. when I click on some of them, nothing happens and right clicking on them with the applications key does not help either.
>> 
>> Since you could not read the articles, curious if you hired a reader. that is what I ended up doing for library research. Not only do I need help with articles, but the books too.
>> 
>> Thanks.
>> Ashley
>> -----Original Message----- From: Bridget Walker
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 1:25 PM
>> To: Ashley Bramlett ; National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] accessibility of ebsco databases
>> 
>> Hi Ashley,
>> I go to college in New York. I have a problem finding the check boxes that say "full text" "peer reviewed" I can usually get to the edit fields ok. I have a difficult time accessing the articles I have selected in my folder. I can get to my folder and go through the list but, like you said, the PDFS documents do not work. I have been tore lying on iBooks but, when I'm in the middle of a paper siting on the computer gets difficult because I can't copy any correct spellings easily.
>> I hope this helps.
>> Bridget
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Jan 14, 27 Heisei, at 12:51 PM, Ashley Bramlett via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> As I conduct research at the library, I run into access issues with many databases.
>>> Not only are the pdf files hard to read with the full articles in them, but searching poses problems with jaws. When trying advanced searching, I cannot change the combo boxes from the default And to say “or”.
>>> 
>>> Has anyone had issues with ebsco databases? If so which ones?
>>> Another challenge is finding the search button.
>>> 
>>> The head of the library at Northern virginia community college, called nova for short, where I’m taking electives, is going to send EBSCo a note about access. But it would be helpful to know other problems.
>>> 
>>> If you are a student in a Virginia college and experience database problems, please also write me off list. Maybe we can have a conference call on this.
>>> I’d like to hear from other students in Virginia schools so we can write jointly to Ebsco and tell them the problems and request they fix them.
>>> The same goes for other databases.
>>> 
>>> When I asked about research a few  months back, some of you mentioned accessible databases which you used, but for every accessible database, I would guess there are 3 that are semi accessible.
>>> 
>>> Thanks.
>>> 
>>> Ashley
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