[Athen] Best calendars to use for VI

Lisa Brandt 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



> 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
Accessibility Technician
Alternate Media Formats Technician
SY CC 260
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