[blindkid] Online Accessibility in College
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EMMOL at aol.com
Sun Feb 22 13:33:54 UTC 2015
I suggest that your daughter speak with the Disabilities Office at her
They will be in touch with professors if materials are not accessible. She
should of course speak with the professors to make them aware, but the
Disabilities Office will assist with the accessibility piece.
I am wondering what screen reader she uses. My son is a senior in college.
His school uses Blackboard, as well, but he uses Jaws.
My daughter works in the Disabilities Office at another University and
finds that Kurzweil has difficulty reading materials that professors have photo
copied, scanned and then upload. Also if they've designed a worksheet
using Word it isn't necessarily screen reader accessible. They may not realize
this or understand.
All materials must be accessible, so I suggest she go back to the
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:30:22 +0000 (UTC)
From: Shellie Kalinsky <shellie.kalinsky at yahoo.com>
To: "Blind Kid Mailing List (for parents of blind children)"
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Subject: [blindkid] where to hire readers for college level students?
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My daughter is a college freshman and sometimes the material she has to
read for class is online and her read aloud software doesn't always read the
material properly.? So we would like to hire someone to read the material
to her.? Have any of you hired a reader before?? Where did you find your
readers?? Any suggestions on where my daughter and I should look for someone?
Thanks in advance for your advice on this.
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