[Athen] [EXTERNAL EMAIL] saving comments for JAWS access in
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Mon May 24 16:47:49 PDT 2021
That is exceptionally helpful, thank you Jeanna. I will make a note of this
and share it with the student. She can pass the suggestion on to her future
On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 4:26 PM Turay, Jeanna <jturay at ccu.edu> wrote:
> Hi Wink,
> I just saw this. We have a student who is blind that works with JAWS in
> Blackboard as well. I don’t know what projects you have to grade, but what
> our instructors do for our student is download the paper in Word and put
> comments into it with “Track Changes” on. He said that has worked for him
> using JAWS.
> I can try and find out more from the student if it will help you navigate
> with your student using JAWS and Bb.
> Feel free to reach out to me directly if you’d like: Jturay at ccu.edu.
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> I have a student who is blind in my graduate class who is a JAWS user and
> cannot access comments in the gradebook In Blackboard made on their
> submitted written projects. The version of Blackboard that CUNY uses does
> not provide access to the comments on graded material.
> The student asked me to send a separate file of the comments by email
> and/or grade their written project in Microsoft Word instead of online in
> the gradebook. If I just provide the comments, they are no longer linked to
> the text where the corrections belong. Removed from their context, the
> comments don't make a lot of sense. I downloaded the student's project &
> proceeded to do a redaction with comments in Abbyy FineReader 15.0. Abbyy
> FineReader allows me to make the comments using Dragon
> NaturallySpeaking which is something I can't use in Blackboard either.
> Abbyy FineReader allows for a number of different types of export file
> types, none of which include the comments. Do any of you have any quick
> ideas or suggestions on how to export the comments and save them so I can
> send them back to the student? Do you know if JAWS will have access to/read
> the comments? I spent 4 hours on this so far and still have 10 more papers
> to grade. I want to make sure the student gets the information that she
> needs but I can't spend any more time trying to figure out how to enforce
> the file to do something.
> Any tips or suggestions are welcome! Thank you in advance.
> Wink Harner
> Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
> The Foreign Type
> Portland OR
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