In this video, Macy gives some examples of Halloween activities that blind and visually impaired children can enjoy with parents, teachers, and friends. Below is a list of these activities. Carving or Painting Pumpkins: If your child is young, you can do all the carving and let them scoop out the inside of the pumpkinContinue reading “Halloween Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children”
In this video, Caitlyn provides ten tips for science teachers with blind or visually impaired students. Below, you will find a written list of the tips along with links to the resources mentioned in the video. 1. Maintain constant communication with your student and their TVI, (teacher of the visually impaired). Try to get yourContinue reading “Tips for Science Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students”
In this video, Caitlyn provides an introduction to the Focus 40 Blue’s features and briefly explains the functionality of each of the buttons.
In this video, Caitlyn compares and contrasts the top three screen readers: JAWS, NVDA, and Voiceover.
In this video, Caitlyn shares ten tips for math teachers with blind or visually impaired students. These tips are primarily directed at elementary and high school math teachers, but some can be applied to college professors as well. Below, you will find a written summary of the tips. 1. Be descriptive. Make sure that yourContinue reading “Tips for Math Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students”
As you prepare to make decisions about where to attend college or university, it is important that you reach out to the institutions you are considering to ask questions about your accommodations and gain general knowledge about the college or university from a representative. In the video below, Macy shares her personal experiences and givesContinue reading “Example Emails to College Representatives”
In this video, Macy provides tips for researching colleges. Below, you will find a worksheet that will help you keep track of important information about the colleges you are interested in. College Research Worksheet College/university: City: Average tuition: (if out of state for Arkansas students) Location: Distance from home: Public transportation: City/campus layout: Friends/relatives inContinue reading “College Research Tips for Blind Students”
In this video, Caitlyn provides a walk-through of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra with a screen reader. This tutorial is done using Voiceover on a Mac in safari, but some of the concepts can be applied to JAWS and NVDA for Windows.
Google Classroom is the learning management system used by most public schools in Arkansas. The Classroom app for iOS is typically the easiest platform for blind and visually impaired students to access their Google classes. In this video, Macy talks about Google Classroom and discusses the layout of the Classroom app. Click here for theContinue reading “Using Google Classroom for iOS with Voiceover”
1. Maintain a consistent layout for the online course. Screen reader users tend to memorize the layout of websites they visit often. It is difficult for blind and visually impaired students to quickly scan webpages for newly added content, so it is important that new information is consistently posted to the same location within theContinue reading “General Guidelines For Making Online Classes Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students”