[nobe-l] liz's questions

Fikru Gebrekidan fikrug at stu.ca
Mon Aug 22 16:54:48 UTC 2011

As a university prof I've used powerpoint for almost ten years mostly 
for lecture outlines. It took me a couple of weeks of self training 
using the special instructional manual I purchased from Iowa, and the 
outcome has been wonderful. If you master the Jaws commands for ppt 
you don't need sighted help unless you do something visual such as 
charts, maps, etc. I personally cannot imagine lecturing a large 
class without ppt. Make sure your fonts are consistent. Don't clutter 
your slides: students tend to copy everything verbatim, which 
discourages thinking and distracts them from paying attention to the 
lecture. Don't be self-conscious about asking students if you're not 
sure about the visual layout. University students are adult enough to 
cut you a slack as long as it's not a routine problem.

As for identifying students by names and voices, use brailled index 
cards for attendance. Read the name, exchange a few niceties with the 
student about his/her weekend so as to register the voice and 
location, etc. If the student is absent flip the card over Braille 
facing down, and move on.  Enter the absence list in your office 
computer before next class.


   At 10:41 AM 22/08/2011, Jenna and Bilko wrote:
>Powerpoint is accessible with jaws, but it's a pain in the butt if you
>can't see exactly how things look on the page, so I'd recomend having
>someone look it over before you use it. Just my oppinion, and if
>anybody has any tips on how to use ppt more eficiantly they'd be
>greatly appreciated! :)
>Jenna and Guide "Sargent" Bilko
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