[Athen] Incoming Law student who uses Jaws and Braille

Stephen (Alex) Marositz smarositz at csudh.edu
Thu Jul 25 10:40:40 PDT 2019

Hi Lorraine

I used Westlaw all throughout Law School. I think I had to use it in "classic view" to get it to work well with Jaws. In that view, all sources were in basic HTML. You could also download accessible PDFs. I used Pocket, a Firefox extension, to make the research go a little faster. I've heard the "Next" Product is now accessible too but classic, because it is simple HTML, I suspect is still easier to use.

We used something like Core Grammar, but I don't remember the name of it. It had a companion book which I just asked AMAC to convert to word. They did, and I just used that instead.

HTH, and, feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions about accessible legal content. I completed my degree at a law school that did not have a SSD office so I had to figure a lot of this out on my own.

Stephen Alexander (Alex) Marositz J.D. CPACC
Accessible Technology Initiative Coordinator
Information Technology Services, California State University Dominguez Hills

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Good morning,

Please can you give me some information on the following online data bases and other questions for our incoming student.

1. Has anyone worked with the Westlaw/Lexis databases on line with Jaws and do you have anything to share on how to database with Jaws.

2. Core Grammar - has anyone used the Core Grammar site with Jaws and can give me feedback on how it works.

Thank you for your help.



Lorraine S. Norwich, BSME, MSIS
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