Halloween Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

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”

Tips for Science Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students

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”

A Comparison of Three Screen Readers: JAWS, NVDA, and Voiceover

In this video, Caitlyn compares and contrasts the top three screen readers: JAWS, NVDA, and Voiceover.

Tips for Math Teachers with Blind or Visually Impaired Students

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”

Example Emails to College Representatives

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”

Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra with Voiceover for mac OS

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.

Using Google Classroom for iOS with Voiceover

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”

General Guidelines For Making Online Classes Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired Students

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”

Online Learning Tips for Blind and Visually Impaired Students

The following are Caitlyn’s top ten tips for surviving online classes as a blind or visually impaired student. Click here to view the associated video on YouTube and here to listen to the podcast. 1. Explore your online classes, and contact your professors before the classes start. Make sure that you understand the layout ofContinue reading “Online Learning Tips for Blind and Visually Impaired Students”

MLA 8 Formatting Keystrokes

1. Type your name, class, instructor’s name, and due date on separate lines. 2. Press ctrl+e to center the text. 3. Type the title. 4. Press enter to go to the next line and ctrl+l to left-align the text. 5. Type the rest of the paper. Press ctrl+a to select all of the text andContinue reading “MLA 8 Formatting Keystrokes”