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Re: Teaching APA and MLA style to blind students


From: Jim Allan
Date: Jan 30, 2017 12:32PM

turning on all punctuation would be a good thing.
from the Jaws Website:
Many people don't realize however that there is a powerful feature of JAWS
that can alert you to many different types of font information and even the
type or state of Windows controls. Use the Speech and Sounds Manager dialog
box, found in Settings Center, to customize how JAWS provides you with
different types of information. Information is communicated by different
JAWS voices or even audible sounds.

providing a properly formatted braille document with citation examples
could also be useful.

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Murray Inman (DZZEX54291) <
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> 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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Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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