[Athen] Blackboard interaction

Wink Harner foreigntype at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 10:31:18 PDT 2014

Hi All Athenites,

Am following up on a thread from Kimarie Whetstone regarding Dragon
Naturally Speaking and the difficulties the student from her college is
having in navigating & filling in fields. There are two difficulties, if I
understand the problem(s) sufficiently: navigating correctly by voice
commands + being able to input dictation into form fields.

Here is a troubleshooting response from Blackboard: ".can you also test
field[s] that have the editor controls and fields that do not and see if
those without the editor work without incident? Some examples of that might
be titles or subject fields."

Some questions for our testers out there with experience in navigating LMS,
particularly Blackboard are these:

- How are "editor fields" marked or identified?

- What criteria is used in the background to mark "editor fields"?

- Do JAWS/NVDA hang up in the same "editor fields"?

- Has anyone tried either of these in these "editor/non-editor"
fields in BB?

Thanks for your thoughtful responses in advance!

Wink Harner

Assistive Technology Specialist

Southern Oregon University


harnerw at sou.edu

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