[Athen] Literacy software (Carolyn Dorr)

Kimberley Smith kimberley.smith at sfcollege.edu
Fri Nov 18 10:23:36 PST 2016

I would connect with those specific students and find out what they are having concerns with. Once students get training (and maybe help setting up PDF Aloud and turning on the "Read the Web" option) on their preferred device, I've seen students really prefer it over Kurzweil.

Kimberley J. Smith
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Santa Fe College
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(Sorry for cross-posting)
I?m looking for comparisons of Read&Write Gold and Kurzweil 3000. If your institution has provided both, which is preferred? Our campus currently provides RWG on all lab computers and also offers it for download for personal computers on our campus. Our Student Disability Services reports that some students are struggling with RWG and prefer Kurzweil 3000 that they used in high school. Any guidance is appreciated!
Carolyn Dorr
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Information Technology-Client Services
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0301

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Hi everyone,

An instructor asked about the possibility of using Perusall-a platform where instructors can post documents/textbooks and students can annotate interactively-and wondered if it would be accessible. The instructor heard it was used by Harvard. I haven't heard of it, but has anyone else used it? If you have, were there issues?

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