[Athen] Training resource for D2L

Bossley, Peter A. bossley.5 at osu.edu
Thu Dec 8 12:02:07 PST 2016

I agree totally with Jennifer.
NVDA / Firefox is the combination we suggest testing with as well.

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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 2:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Training resource for D2L

I would say that NVDA and Firefox are always going to be a more optimal combination than NVDA with Chrome, given how closely the "NVDA guys" work with Mozilla.

In fact, I'd put NVDA and Chrome as a low priority for any testing, except with Google products, specifically.


On 12/8/2016 11:42 AM, Preast, Vanessa wrote:
D2L has a document they created called Accessibility in Brightspace Learning Environment - Learner Guide<https://community.brightspace.com/resources/documentation/learning_environment/accessibility_in_brightspace_learning_environment_learner_guide>. Perhaps this is useful?

We also use D2L, and I'd be very interested what other folks have to say about making this system as accessible as possible.

On a personal note, I've found that NVDA and Firefox work better for some parts of D2L than NVDA with Chrome. I haven't tested JAWS in D2L. Please note that I'm an intermediate novice screen-reader user, so it could be user error.


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:27 PM
To: Hadi Rangin <hadir at uw.edu><mailto:hadir at uw.edu>; Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu><mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Training resource for D2L

Hi Hadi, et al,

I had a screenreader user contact me about training for D2L, both from a student and teacher perspective. Do you (or anyone else) have any resources you could suggest?


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