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From: Mike Bicknell
Date: Oct 29, 2014 9:47AM


We use Microsoft Lync within our school and also with our distance
learning math students. The chat feature appears to be accessible during a
web meeting and also in the stand alone chat client. We have students
access the chat feature using refreshable Braille displays.

The Lync accessibility team visited our school and worked with us a few
years ago. Our students also sent feedback to a Yammer developer for
awhile too. I¹m curious what experience others have.


Mike Bicknell
Digital Learning Coordinator
Digital Research and Development Coordinator
Campus IT Manager
Washington State School for the Blind
360-696-6321, ext. 133
http://www.wssb.wa.gov











On 10/27/14, 9:13 AM, "Thomas McKeithan II" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>I've used that application in a previous life and it can be navigated
>with a screen reader. There are a few small challenges.
>
>Respectfully,
>Thomas Lee McKeithan II
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>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Andrews, David
>B (DEED)
>Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 11:21 AM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] accessible third-party commercial online chat
>options
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>While it is probably overkill for what you want, we use Microsoft LYNC
>here, and I have found the chat to be accessible.
>
>Dave
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>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
>Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:55 AM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: [WebAIM] accessible third-party commercial online chat options
>
>Greetings, WebAIM:
>
>Does anyone have recommendations for accessible third-party commercially
>available online chat services/clients?
>
>I'm not looking to "build our own," such as might be possible via this:
>
>http://whatsock.com/modules/accessible_chat_dialog_module/demo.htm
>
>
>and the style guide:
>https://github.com/accdc/tsg
>
>Rather, I'm looking for a third-party vendor who's committed to
>accessibility of online chat, especially on the front end, but preferably
>on both the front and back end.
>
>If you've used online chat services that work well, but you don't know
>who the vendor is, I'd be interested in that input, too, as it could
>facilitate my doing further research.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Jennifer
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