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Teaching APA and MLA style to blind students


From: Murray Inman (DZZEX54291)
Date: Jan 30, 2017 9:32AM

Friendly greetings!
Do any of you know of any good resources for teaching and helping screen
reader users? We have many online students and have recently realized how
difficult it can be for blind students to learn and use the citation
formatting styles like APA and MLA required by their instructors.

Web searches have been unfruitful thus far and we are considering
developing an alternate version of our help aid documents that spell out
the words for the required punctuation and styling. (For example, "period",
"parenthesis", "italic", etc.).

Do you instruct the students to change their verbosity settings to speak
all punctuation while working with the citation styles?

Thanks you for your time and advice!

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