[Athen] Best calendars to use for VI
lisa.brandt1 at pcc.edu
Tue Feb 10 13:48:29 PST 2015
It looks like Zimbra does support CalDAV:
Rather than exporting, you could sync a desktop app via CalDAV. I'm not
sure which desktop software works best with JAWS, but many should be able
to sync that way.
On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Mitchell Stoddard <mstoddar at sfu.ca> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> We have a student who has profound visual loss and who relies on Jaws to
> access written materials. He is seeking a volunteer position at the
> university which will involve staffing an active front desk in the
> recreation centre. The position requires that he be able to check and
> confirm appointments and make and enter new appointments for the various
> services (e.g., yes we have available sessions with a private trainer on
> the Thursday...John is usually available on Tuesday's but not next week).
> The university (and the rec centre) uses a Zimbra based calendar (Connect),
> and we are finding that the use of Jaws to navigate the calendar is really
> problematic. We have considered segmenting the calendar so as to limit the
> amount of information that is displayed on each view. We would also be
> interested in whether there are other calendar programs that might work
> better with Jaws (we would consider exporting the information from Zimbra
> to an alternate calendar program - which mi!
> ght allow the student to more readily check and confirm appointments).
> Any recommendation regarding calendar software which is easy to navigate
> for those with visual impairment who are using Jaws?
> Thanks for your thoughts.
> Mitchell Stoddard, Ph.D., R. Psych.
> Director, Centre for Students with Disabilities
> Simon Fraser University
> 8888 University Drive (1250 MBC)
> Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
> Phone: 778-782-3313
> Email: mitchell_stoddard at sfu.ca
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Lisa Brandt, PCC Disability Services
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