[Athen] Screen Reader Compatibility with Virtual Machines

Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker) hunziker at email.arizona.edu
Wed Jan 29 09:08:42 PST 2020

Good morning,

I'm working on a similar issue here at the University of Arizona. We've acquired Apporto and the interface isn't playing nicely with a screen reader which, based on my research, I highly suspected would be the case. This is currently in a pilot program status but it's expected to grow.

I'm continuing to work on this project and brainstorm solutions as well but if anyone does have insight for this topic, please share with the list.



Dawn Hunziker
IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. | Disability Resources
The University of Arizona | hunziker at arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at arizona.edu>
drc.arizona.edu<http://drc.arizona.edu/> | itaccessibility.arizona.edu<http://itaccessibility.arizona.edu/>

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Kitara Smith
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:07 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Screen Reader Compatibility with Virtual Machines

Good Morning everyone,

I work at an online institution which utilizes LEO as a LMS system. Within our classrooms, we provide students access to a virtual machine (or desktop) in order for them to access additional software and labs they may need in their classes. Has anyone have experienced compatibility issues with screen readers and these virtual machines (desktops)?

Also, has anyone had experience working with visually impaired students in a Cybersecurity program? Which types of programs does your institution's cybersecurity programs use? Have you had issues with the compatibility of these programs with screen readers?

Any information anyone has is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Kitara A. Smith
Access Technology & Access Training Manager
ADA Compliance
Resolution Management
Office of Diversity & Equity
Phone: 301-985-7432
Email: kitara.smith at umuc.edu<mailto:kitara.smith at umuc.edu>

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