[Athen] JAWS Tips Needed: DO-IT Accessible Periodic Table of Elements

Nast, Joseph M Joseph.M.Nast at lonestar.edu
Mon Aug 8 11:35:24 PDT 2016

I'm researching alternatives to tactile versions of the Periodic Table of Elements and came across an interesting MS Access DB version created by a student who is blind, Nicole Torcolini, for the University of Washington's DO-IT program.

Here's a link to the Blind Science web page, sponsored by the National Center for Blind Youth in Science (NCBYS) and National Federation of the Blind (NFB), where I found the reference:


Here's the download link for the ZIP file containing the database:


I tested it with JAWS 17, but can't get it to read the cell contents. According to the DO-IT directions, changing the JAWS Punctuation Setting to "ALL" should solve the issue, but JAWS still reads the cells as "blank", even though it seems to read the column headers ok.

I apologize; I'm a novice JAWS user at best, so I was hoping more experienced users might have some tips for me. Thank you!

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