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”

Web Browsing with Mozilla Firefox and NVDA

Go to the address bar: alt + d Open new tab: ctrl + t Move by heading: h Move by link: k Move by visited link: v Move by edit box: e Move by table: t Move by radio button: a Move by checkbox: x Move by list: l Keyword search: capslock + ctrl +f Start editing an editContinue reading “Web Browsing with Mozilla Firefox and NVDA”

Web Browsing with Mozilla Firefox and JAWS

Jump to the address bar: alt+d Move by heading: h Open new tab: control + t Move by button: b Move by edit field: e Move by checkbox: x Move by radio button: a Open a list of links on the page: insert+f7 Move by table: t Move by link: k Move by list: lContinue reading “Web Browsing with Mozilla Firefox and JAWS”

Gmail with JAWS and NVDA (Hotkeys)

*These keystrokes only work under the following conditions: • Gmail.com is open in Mozilla Firefox • -Gmail is set to basic HTML view, (enable this using the link near the top of the gmail webpage) • Keystrokes are enabled under Gmail’s accessibility settings Open inbox: alt+shift+i Jump to message list: The gmail inbox is aContinue reading “Gmail with JAWS and NVDA (Hotkeys)”