[Athen] Voice thread accessibility

Stager, Catherine Catherine.Stager at frontrange.edu
Mon Jul 27 15:18:35 PDT 2020

Hey, Wink!
Have you tried using Mouse grid?


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Subject: [Athen] Voice thread accessibility

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Hi ATHEN-ites,

I am navigating a faculty training course in Blackboard through CUNY where I teach. Ironically, it's a course in accessibility & UDL, and one of the first components to complete is introductions via Voice Thread.

I have experienced some real dead ends in Blackboard when trying to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking with other components. Voice Navigation does not appear to recognize any voice commands to navigate the program. When I reported to the course facilitators that I could not navigate the Voice Thread menus using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the response I got was that Blackboard was making exceptional efforts in making Voice Thread accessible. It doesn't appear to be accessible unless one uses the keyboard and or the mouse. Does anyone have any inside tips or tricks on how to use voice recognition & navigation software (yes, you have permission to preach to me!) Or experience with glitches using JAWS or NVDA in navigation?

Please contact me off-line. Thanks in advance!

Wink Harner
Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type
Portland OR
foreigntype at gmail.com<mailto:foreigntype at gmail.com>
This email was dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Please forgive quirks, misrecognitions, or errata .
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