[Athen] Grammarly with a screen reader?

Russell Solowoniuk solowoniukr at macewan.ca
Wed Sep 23 12:16:25 PDT 2020

Thanks Lucy and Lisa! Not very encouraging!

Be well,


From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Lisa Brandt
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Grammarly with a screen reader?

We met with Grammarly a couple of months ago for a demo. When we informed them that the product does not meet our requirements for accessibility, the answer was just "thanks for letting me know" and an offer of a discount for students who want to purchase an individual license. No "we're working on it" or "I'll take that back to my team." So I don't think anything has changed.


On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 10:48 AM Lucy GRECO <lgreco at berkeley.edu<mailto:lgreco at berkeley.edu>> wrote:
sadly the grammarly people have known about this from the start and i don't think they ever spent any time fixing it. i would love it if it world but hay maybe they think one disability keeps you from having others.
Lucia Greco
Web Accessibility Evangelist
IST - Architecture, Platforms, and Integration
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008 skype: lucia1-greco
Follow me on twitter @accessaces

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 9:39 AM Russell Solowoniuk <solowoniukr at macewan.ca<mailto:solowoniukr at macewan.ca>> wrote:
Hi everyone,

Our library is offering free access to Grammarly Premium to all current students, faculty, and staff.

We have an instructor who is blind who says he is not able to successfully use Grammarly with his screen reader, Jaws.

Do any of you know of a way to get Grammarly to work with Jaws, or any other screen reader?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!



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