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.

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.

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”