[Athen] Excel 2010 & JAWS

Matt McCubbin Matt.McCubbin at umb.edu
Thu Jul 17 07:14:41 PDT 2014

Good Morning Liz,
In addition to what Russell and Erin have already mentioned, the Hadley School for the Blind offers a free course on using Excel.


FS also offers low-cost online webinars.

Best regards,

Matt McCubbin
Adaptive Technology Specialist
University of Massachusetts Boston
(617) 287-5243

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Prickett, Elizabeth
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:35 AM
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Subject: [Athen] Excel 2010 & JAWS

Good morning!

We just found out that we have a student who is blind who is planning on taking an Excel 2010 course next month. I've not met the student yet, but our disability advisor reports that she is a Braille and JAWS user. However, it sounds like she is not very proficient with JAWS or any other technology.

I have a good many resources on how to create more accessible Excel 2010 spreadsheets as well as a list of keystrokes. I'm wondering if anyone has advice that I could pass along to the instructor on how to teach Excel with a student who is blind in the class? Or, do you have any ideas that I could pass along to the student on how to get more familiar with JAWS and Excel? I know that Freedom Scientific usually has some training materials online, but I haven't been able to locate what I was looking for yet.

I'm not sure what version of JAWS the student has on her personal computer, but she'll be using JAWS 14 in the computer classroom.

Thanks so much for any insight you may have! Have a wonderful weekend,

Liz Prickett
Alternative Media Specialist
Center for Academic & Professional Excellence (CAPE)
Victoria College
2200 E. Red River Street
Victoria, TX 77901
Elizabeth.Prickett at VictoriaCollege.edu<mailto:Elizabeth.Prickett at VictoriaCollege.edu>
(361) 573-3291, ext. 3243

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