[Athen] notetaking solution that will sync notes/audio usable by blind student who doesn't know braille

KRISTA L. GREEAR greeark at uw.edu
Thu Jul 9 10:51:38 PDT 2015

Looking for the collective wisdom of this listserv -- do we know of any solutions where a blind student (who doesn't know braille) can simultaneously (a) take notes in class while (b) recording the lecture and (c) have the audio recording sync to his notes? Similar idea to a smartpen or audio recording/notetaking app.

Just tested AudioNote with VoiceOver and it looks promising. I can record the professor without hearing VO's commands (as long as I have headphones plugged in and used in one ear so I can hear both VO and the prof). I can take notes although pecking the notes one at a time lengthens the time difference between the note and what the professor said.

However, I can't selected a desired note and activate the audio recording that occurred when the note was originally typed. At least, I wasn't able to figure it out in 10 mins or less.

The search notes feature is lacking for screen reader users. The indicator is strictly visually based with no VO notifications that a search was successful.

Open to all suggestions,

Krista Greear
University of Washington | Disability Resources for Students
Accessible Text & Technology Manager
011 Mary Gates Hall | Box 352808
Seattle, WA  98195-2808 | disability.uw.edu/

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