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”

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”

College Research Tips for Blind Students

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”

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.

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)”