[Athen] MyVirtualPaper

Ken Petri petri.1 at osu.edu
Sat Nov 21 16:34:24 PST 2009

It has no screen reader accessibility that I could fathom. Disabling the
Virtual PC Cursor in JAWS will allow you to turn pages but not access any of
their content. With VPC on (normal reading more) no content at all is
accessible. It is limited from the keyboard too--you can turn pages but no
other functionality is available.

That's what I found, at least.

MyVirtualPaper is a Flash application. It should be noted that currently
Flash has no accessibility at all, regardless of how well it is implemented,
when using VoiceOver on the Mac. So, even if this had decent accessibility
for screen reader users on Windows (and I haven't seen that many Flash
applications that do), Mac VoiceOver users would still be out of luck.

Ken Petri
Program Director
OSU Web Accessibility Center
102D Pomerene Hall
1760 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: (614) 292-1760
Fax: (614) 292-4190
mailto:petri.1 at osu.edu

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Carol Raymundo <
Carol.Raymundo at linnbenton.edu> wrote:

> Does anyone have any experience with a program called MyVirtualPaper? Here

> is an example of a college that uses it. From what I can tell, I don't think

> it is accessible.

> http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/Ambrose-University-College/Seminary_08/2009012301/1.html


> Any assistance would be appreciated. Our Admissions Office is considering

> purchasing it and by chance asked me what I thought.


> Thank you,





> Carol Raymundo

> Instructional Specialist with Assistive Technology

> Linn-Benton Community College

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