[Athen] Online Communities

E.A. Draffan ea at emptech.info
Fri Sep 14 10:17:17 PDT 2007

See you there Kevin! :>))

A student with LD has just sent me this comment about facebook in a blog we
have been writing.

"Using Kurzweil 3000 is the simplest program that I have found to do this

* Simply open up Firefox and Kurzweil
* Browse to either facebook or your wiki of choice
* Select the text that you want read outloud

unfortunatly kurzweil’s web reader will not read within most input feilds to
complete editing or other taskes on these websites you must write with in
kurzweil and then copy and paste."

There are several UK blogs and comments from people using JAWS.

Face book and CAPTCHAs
shtml - Quick support to user who wanted to access Facebook also mentioned
on http://staff.interesource.com/priority4/july2007/facebookcaptcha.htm

Once you are in Facebooks Damon Rose on Access-uk and Jaws-Uk list made some
useful comments

Brian Kelly has also written on the subject
and is suggesting that we possibly need to have a more holistic approach to
Web 2.0 applications...

Best wishes E.A.

Mrs E.A. Draffan
Learning Societies Lab
ECS, University of Southampton
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7246


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Kevin Price
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 5:32 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Online Communities


I am interested in the accessibility of online communities including (but
not exclusively) Facebook. I am reporting to a committee which is
evaluating implementation of online communities on campus. I searched
through some emails and I didn’t see much discussion on this issue. I don’t
want to recreate the wheel if online community sites have been evaluated
already. Another question is whether people with disabilities are using
these online communities?

PS I am looking forward to attending the Higher Ground conference in Boulder
Colorado for the first time this year!

Kevin Price MSW, ATP

Assistive Technology Specialist

Disability Resource Center (MC 321)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Suite 1190, Student Services Building

1200 West Harrison Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607-7163

(312) 413-0886 Fax (312) 413-7781

Email: pricek at uic.edu

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