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From: Sandy S. Andrews
Date: Apr 23, 2003 10:47AM


Is anyone else using Blackboard 6.0? They have not responded to my questions
about accessibility and there are a couple of things I'd love some specifics
on, namely the chat and the assessment interface.

The chat is a new version and is supposed to be accessible, but I haven't been
able to get a screen reader to read it, although I can input text. Hopefully I
just don't have the info on this.


Sandy Andrews


Sandra Sutton Andrews, M.A., M.Ed.
Instructional Spec. Sr.
Information Technology, Instruction Support
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

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On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Carol Foster wrote:

> We have been looking at this too and would be interested in others'. The ideas
> that we have found that appeal most so far are:
> 1. Using nested lists.
> 2. Using icons before the menu items, either invisible or preferably not, with
> alt text such as "subtopic of products:" for the the subtopics.
> Carol
> Benjer wrote:
> > Firstly hello, as this is my first post to the list.
> >
> > I've recently been learing about building accessible websites. I now test
> > all websites that I build in lynx on OSX.
> >
> > I'm not sure how to go about making a hierachial menu accessible ie:
> >
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