[nabs-l] Help with Powerpoints and german Class

Bill Dengler codeofdusk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 19:08:40 UTC 2016


They aren’t "getting rid of the keyboard."
They’re replacing the function key row with a touch panel.

Bill
> On Aug 31, 2016, at 7:05 PM, Tristan Torres via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> I think alt tags will solve the image problem, as was suggested earlier. I’m quickly learning that braille is a must if I’m to get anything out of this course. Nothing quite beats actually looking at a word with one’s hands as opposed  to trying to convey it with a screen reader. Thanks for the jaws references, guys, but they don’t apply to me. I’ve been a mac user for five years now, and unless rumours are true that they’re getting rid of the keyboard, I won’t be switching to a PC any time soon.  
>> On 29 Aug 2016, at 23:54, KENNEDY STOMBERG via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> But it really depends on what version of jaws you have. I find that I need the power points as PDFs or Word documents if there are a lot of images.
>> 
>> Kennedy Stomberg 
>> (218)295-2391 
>> 
>>> On Aug 29, 2016, at 7:30 PM, Anya Avramenko via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org <mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
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>>> I ask my professors to send PowerPoints to me directly to avoid the hassle of trying to access them online like sighted students, and they are perfectly readable with JAWS.
>>> A
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Tristan Torres via NABS-L
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>>> Subject: [nabs-l] Help with Powerpoints and german Class
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>>> Hi all. I know some of you are starting classes today, and I hope that your first day of classes have gone well, or at least better than mine has. Mine involved a broken cane. Typical Monday, Eh? At any rate, I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips on how to gain the most out of a language class as a blind person. I am taking an introductory German course, and was wondering specifically if there were any blind people who took that. If not, that’s okay too. I have already asked a blind person I know, and he recommends i get a tutor to go over any materials that I might have missed, due to a combination of not knowing the language, and what can often times be a very visual class. Do you think this is a good idea? Also, my German professor, as well as all of my other professors tend to use powerpoint a lot in their lectures. They’re often posted on blackboard well before the class so that anyone can look at them and prepare for upcoming lectures. I know that powerpoint can be successfully read by a blind person using the right program, but I was wondering if there was a more streamlined and accessible alternative to a powerpoint? In the past i have just gone without relying on the powerpoints, but think it might be helpful if I end up missing a lecture, or in the case of german, needing to be prepared before the class starts. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Tristan _______________________________________________
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