The immersive reader is a powerful tool to equal the playing field for ELD and ESL students. It is awesome on pages but sad that it is not available in new quizzes. I would recommend adding this.
Our K-12 students in Volusia County, Florida, would greatly benefit from having the Immersive reader to be in New Quizzes for a more UDL design!
Can you please create an immersive reader within exams? When Disability Services has to create a separate audio file for a student with a reading, vision, or other disability, the professor has to "disable" lockdown browser to allow the student to access the external reader such as Natural Reader. When lockdown browser is disabled, professors demand we proctor the exam so the student does not google answers to the test. In this online environment, there is NO access to proctoring through the campus testing center and if all the other students taking online exams (in this COVID19 environment) are not proctored, it is not right to demand online proctoring for students with disabilities.
An immersive reader within Canvas for exams would allow students to access their exams independently without the need to constantly request accommodation. Your program would just provide more accessibility and that would be amazing and wonderful! It would also allow Disability Services staff the ability to concentrate their efforts on other accessibility concerns rather that creating many, many audio exams. The other issue is also constantly having to track down professors to disable lockdown browser (because they sometimes forget) as the student is anxiously trying to get access to an exam with their external reader.
Access is why this issue is important!!
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