[nabs-l] questions about taking Spanish in college

Jason Polansky jpolansky.nfb at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 13:19:28 UTC 2017

Hi Sophie, I think we met a few times while I was in training at the Louisiana Center. My college uses Supersite through Vista Higher Learning as well, and I used it for three semesters of Spanish. It is pretty accessible with Jaws, and buttons are well-labeled. I will say, it's very particular about how you answer. For example, it always wants you to type the subject before the verb, even in situations in which the subject is not needed. The only major issue that I had was trying to do Spanish with an English Jaws voice. I think there's a way to get Jaws to speak Spanish, but I didn't have much success figuring it out. It's also a typical web page, so there is still English on the site when it comes to the names of the links, headings, and buttons as such. Just make sure that you communicate with the professor, ask questions, and ask her or one of your peers to describe anything visual, and you should be fine. Good luck. 

> On Dec 12, 2017, at 11:40 PM, Sophie Trist via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
>      I hope all of you are well, successfully completing finals and gearing up for the holidays! I will be taking my first Spanish class next semester, and I have a couple of questions.
>      First, my professor has told me that she uses a software called Supersite Plus as a companion to the textbook, which comes from Vista Higher Learning. Has anyone ever used Supersite Plus, and is it accessible with a screen reader? If so, does it work better with one screen reader than others? Any info on Supersite Plus would be extremely helpful, as I just heard of it a few hours ago.
>      The professor also told me that she will use a lot of gestures, videos, and other visuals in class to avoid using English. I have never taken any college-level language courses before, so if anyone has advice for how to deal with this, please send it my way. The professor has a very good attitude, so I feel confident this will work out, I'm just looking for some tips.
> All Best,
> Sophie Trist
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