[blindkid] using IXL

Heather Field missheather at comcast.net
Mon Aug 8 22:00:06 UTC 2016

Hello Ashley,
Apparently, from what parents have been saying on the lists, IXL is not 
accessible to screen-readers. Blind students can read the problems but they 
can't access the boxes to enter their answers.
If you can see enough to use the mouse to click on the answer boxes you 
could probably use it. Otherwise, not accessible.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ashley Bramlett via blindkid
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 4:17 PM
To: (for parents of blind children) Blind Kid Mailing List
Cc: Ashley Bramlett
Subject: [blindkid] using IXL

Hi all,

I’m actually a legally blind young adult, not a parent.  Anyways, I had 
some questions and believe you all discussed this briefly before. I’m 
volunteering for a summer camp. Part of the camp uses IXL for math and 
science instruction. I know little about it other than its self paced and 
designed to go along with skills students study in their schools; in this 
case,  first to fifth grade.

The kids do this IXL thing several days per week.

So the questions.

Is IXL accessible to jaws? the Braille Note? What does it teach and does it 
give answers to questions?
I know some students use it for homework but in this case its to reinforce 
their learning.

I visited the website and cannot figure out its accessibility without 
actually doing the problems for which I assume you have to have a code.

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