An Introduction to the Focus 40 Blue Refreshable Braille Display

In this video, Caitlyn provides an introduction to the Focus 40 Blue’s features and briefly explains the functionality of each of the buttons.

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.

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.

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)”

Welcome to Challenge Solutions

Hello, and welcome to Challenge Solutions. This website is created and maintained by a group of blind students for blind students and their teachers. Our mission is to provide lessons about life and technology for the blind and visually impaired via our blog, podcast, and YouTube channel. To have our latest activity around the InternetContinue reading “Welcome to Challenge Solutions”