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Support for a blind instructor

Question asked by Rob Gibson on Jul 23, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2017 by hallmans

We have an interesting challenge this term. Whereas we’ve successfully supported sight impaired students taking online courses, we’ve never had the challenge of a sight impaired instructor. He’s been asked to teach an online course. Going through relatively basic functions (setting up modules, adding content, etc.) has proven to be challenging and very time consuming for this person – even with JAWS. Has anyone dealt with this challenge and can offer some suggestions? I’m anticipating issues with setting up quizzes, grading, and other functions we take for granted. I thought if perhaps I can locate other sight impaired faculty that he might be able to contact for advice and assistance.

 

BTW, I asked a disability list serve for suggestions and they pounced on Canvas being the problem. Is that true?

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