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Re: Teaching APA and MLA style to blind students


From: Angel Chesimet
Date: Jan 30, 2017 9:38AM


Its a matter of memorizing or having a summary of the most common
requirements when using APA or MLA formatting. I used a quick
reference document, and always had a sighted person edit my papers.


On 1/30/17, Murray Inman (DZZEX54291) < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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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Angel Chesimet, MS, CRC, LPCi


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