[Athen] accessibility VDI

Joseph Sherman Joseph.Sherman at cuny.edu
Wed Oct 5 09:52:07 PDT 2016

Sorry about that. VDI is Virtual Desktop Interface. The idea is that users can log into the Virtual Desktop from anywhere at any time and have access to software, instead of installing the software on every computer on campus or at home. We are currently using it for programs like SPSS, Maple, and GIS. We are looking into putting accessibility software into the Virtual Desktop to allow users to access the accessibility tools from any computer without having to individually install and maintain it.


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Villanueva, K-leigh
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:30 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] accessibility VDI

What is a VDI? I am newer to some technology stuff. K-Leigh

K-leigh Villanueva, MA
Lee College
Counselor for Students with Disabilities
Appointments: 281-425-6217
Phone: 832-556-4069

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From: Joseph Sherman <Joseph.Sherman at cuny.edu<mailto:Joseph.Sherman at cuny.edu>>
Date: 10/5/16 11:04 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>>
Subject: [Athen] accessibility VDI
Has anyone implemented an accessibility VDI? I'd be interested in some details on implementation. It is my understanding that VDI do not interact with the local machine applications or other VDIs. Therefore an accessibility VDI would need any and all software a user might need as well as complete internet access.

Also, I've found the VMware Horizon client itself is not completely accessible, especially via the keyboard.

Thank you.

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