[Athen] Don Johnston Products

Doug Hayman dhayman at uw.edu
Tue Sep 11 15:09:18 PDT 2018

Don't have experience in implementation in higher-ed per se but do provide
some of their products to college-bound high school students with

I'd provided many with the stand alone Co:writer for a few years till this
year when they said that was no longer available to purchase. Instead the
product required use with a chrome extension or use with Office 365 and
both setups require being connected to the Internet to function. The
student I provided it to is out in an area with spotty connection at times
so I wasn't happy with the change.

It is bad enough when all these companies want us to buy into subscription
models. Requiring a connection to the Internet to function is likely the
breaking point for me buying this product for future students.

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Kevin Price <prceklp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,

> We are interested and looking into the following Don Johnston Products,

> Snap-Read, Quizbot for Google Forms, and Co:Writer:Universal to

> purchase. I know Co:Writer goes a long way back but now it is using a

> Google extension with the Universal version. Does anyone have experience

> implementing the programs on a College/University Campus? All of these

> appear to have dependency on installing within Chrome as an extension.

> If you have any experience using these products in higher education,

> please let me know.


> Kevin Price MSW


> Accessible Technology Coordinator


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> University of Illinois at Chicago


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Doug Hayman <dhayman at u <dhayman at u.washington.edu>w.edu>
Senior Computer Specialist
DO-IT Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, Technology)
UW Technology Services
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 221-4165
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