[Athen] Accessible Instant Messaging Client?
jsuttondc at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 14:27:40 PDT 2013
For Instant Messaging, Instantbird for the PC may be adequate. It's
free and open source. Another choice (but a little more complex to
set up, in my view) would be Miranda.
And if this person is a Mac user, I believe ATIUM would work.
I hope this helps.
At 01:21 PM 8/29/2013, you wrote:
>WE have a new blind staff member in our Graduate School who uses
>Jaws. The IT person for the school and the university have been
>trying to learn more about accessibility related to the following items.
>1. PeopleSoft (student information) tool: I've spoken with students
>of mine who have said that PeopleSoft is workable to a certain
>point, then they just prefer a sighted person. If I'm not mistaken,
>we were able to get Jaws and PeopleSoft to play nice up to the point
>a person needed to search for a class or a grade or whatever. This
>is, of course, several versions ago.
>The staff member is fairly adept at Jaws and yet is unable to get
>into the screen past the login. She has tried the usual keystroke
>combinations and can't get anything going. I've advised the Grad
>School's tech person to contact the company, but in the meantime,
>thought I'd see what others had to say.
>Instant Messaging Client. The school currently uses an open source
>tool - Jabber. Sending out messages isn't the issue, it's the
>incoming ones that won't read. Anyone know of Jaws accessible IM options?
>Thanks and Happy Labor Day and Happy start of the fall semester.
>Jean Salzer, Sr. Counselor
>BVI Program/Alternative Text Coordinator
>Accessibility Resource Center
>414-229-5660, Mitchell Hall B16
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