[NOBE-L] Screen readers during virtual learning

Hope Paulos hope.paulos at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 15:17:20 UTC 2021

Hi! When I teach via Zoom I have JAWS set to a different soundcard: (I wear
2 headsets, one for hearing the student and the other earbud for JAWS). When
I used a mac, I did the same thing. I had Voiceover routed to the output of
my earbud and the student routed to a USB headset. Hopefully this will work.
The other option is to turn Voiceover down a bit so that the students can't
hear it  coming through.
Take care and please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Hope Paulos 

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Subject: [NOBE-L] Screen readers during virtual learning

I was wondering what you all do during virtual learning with your screen
readers? Do you have the computers set so that your students can't hear your
reader of choice or do you tell your students you have it? I am asking
because when I'm on zoom I can have it set that way. However, my current
placement are using blackboard collaborate ultra and I was told that when my
microphone is on they can hear voiceover. I want to see if there is a way
for the kids not to hear voiceover when I'm not muted and am teaching. Is
this possible with voiceover on a mac or is that better done on a windows
with jaws?
Thank you in advance for the help,
Jackie Larrauri
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