[Athen] Foreign language for blind students

Deborah Armstrong armstrongdeborah at fhda.edu
Thu Jul 18 08:27:45 PDT 2019

Good thing he picked Italian! Very regular spelling/pronunciation!

Doing the markup in Word can be tedious but worth the effort as it does make JAWS and NVDA as well accurately switch both Braille and speech.

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Pfau, Jillian
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:58 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Foreign language for blind students

Hi ATHENites,

I’m reaching out regarding any experience you may have with providing alternate format materials for foreign language courses. For Fall 19, we have a deaf/blind student registered for Italian. He uses braille and JAWS and typically requests accessible .pdfs, but I’m wondering if this will be sufficient considering the particular challenges related to learning a foreign language.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated… and feel free to contact off-list at jillian.pfau at montgomerycollege.edu<mailto:jillian.pfau at montgomerycollege.edu>.

Best regards,

Jillian Pfau
Coordinator of Assistive Technology, college-wide
Disability Support Services
Montgomery College<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.montgomerycollege.edu_&d=DwMGaQ&c=WORo6LNFtQOb4SPVta8Jsg&r=K_2Yg4I05GGnHlSOevlp3QeE5-JEqtmoUnmP0YVj9ZM&m=ZghpiN2AkJGONSjSSFyvQGtrY1NMxaqwM8-b2nSBLI0&s=22xDcsf9T2SKs57BkLjICxoP8PjjJ6j33EYcSKpoc4c&e=>
Tel. 240-567-5224

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