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From: Zdeňek Vopat
Date: Tue, Sep 18 2012 2:37PM
Subject: can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or system
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Hello listers:

I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site, where
I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone point me to
write solution?

My requirements are as follows:

1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they would
send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws webinars or
similar.

2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
protected but the students could not download them.

3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive a
password.

4. giving online tests that would students do online.

Just a regular elearning.

If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful to
you.

Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible elearning
alpe? The email address of the project = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

does not function.

Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be its
cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.

Zdenek

From: John E Brandt
Date: Tue, Sep 18 2012 3:33PM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software orsystem
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It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you could
use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system. You would need
a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd party hosting
companies that will set it all up for you for a price.

There is a free video conference mod
http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I have
never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
technology.

Perhaps others will chime in on this.

~j

John E. Brandt
www.jebswebs.com
= EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
207-622-7937
Augusta, Maine, USA


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From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zdenek Vopat
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or
system

Hello listers:

I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site, where
I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone point me to
write solution?

My requirements are as follows:

1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they would
send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws webinars or
similar.

2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
protected but the students could not download them.

3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive a
password.

4. giving online tests that would students do online.

Just a regular elearning.

If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful to
you.

Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible elearning
alpe? The email address of the project = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

does not function.

Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be its
cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.

Zdenek



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From: Lucy Greco
Date: Tue, Sep 18 2012 4:31PM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or system
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i might have agreed until this mornings message about Montana using it
with bad results.

On 9/18/12, John E Brandt < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you could
> use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system. You would
> need
> a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd party hosting
> companies that will set it all up for you for a price.
>
> There is a free video conference mod
> http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I have
> never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
> technology.
>
> Perhaps others will chime in on this.
>
> ~j
>
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zdenek Vopat
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
> To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software
> or
> system
>
> Hello listers:
>
> I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site,
> where
> I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone point me to
> write solution?
>
> My requirements are as follows:
>
> 1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they
> would
> send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws webinars or
> similar.
>
> 2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
> protected but the students could not download them.
>
> 3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive a
> password.
>
> 4. giving online tests that would students do online.
>
> Just a regular elearning.
>
> If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful to
> you.
>
> Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible elearning
> alpe? The email address of the project = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> does not function.
>
> Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be its
> cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.
>
> Zdenek
>
>
>
> > > messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> > > >


--
Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

From: Zdeňek Vopat
Date: Tue, Sep 18 2012 5:30PM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or system
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Hello,
Lucy, what are you refering to? What does that videoconference plugin do?
How many participants can the videoconference host simultaniously or which
software does it support?
Anyone has some other suggestions?
Many thanks.
Zdenek


-----Original Message-----
From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:31 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
software or system

i might have agreed until this mornings message about Montana using it
with bad results.

On 9/18/12, John E Brandt < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you could
> use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system. You would
> need
> a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd party hosting
> companies that will set it all up for you for a price.
>
> There is a free video conference mod
> http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I have
> never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
> technology.
>
> Perhaps others will chime in on this.
>
> ~j
>
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zdenek Vopat
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
> To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software
> or
> system
>
> Hello listers:
>
> I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site,
> where
> I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone point me to
> write solution?
>
> My requirements are as follows:
>
> 1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they
> would
> send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws webinars or
> similar.
>
> 2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
> protected but the students could not download them.
>
> 3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive a
> password.
>
> 4. giving online tests that would students do online.
>
> Just a regular elearning.
>
> If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful to
> you.
>
> Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible elearning
> alpe? The email address of the project = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> does not function.
>
> Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be its
> cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.
>
> Zdenek
>
>
>
> > > messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> > > >


--
Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

From: Lucy Greco
Date: Tue, Sep 18 2012 5:55PM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or system
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i just sent a message with info in it please mail me off list if you
did not get it

From: Zentz, Marlene
Date: Wed, Sep 19 2012 11:47AM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendly elearningsoftware or system
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I work at the University of Montana and wanted to mention that the system we're using is Moodlerooms. We work directly with the company to recommend system-wide accessibility changes and maintain consistent communication with them on this. I wouldn't say we're having 'bad results' with the LMS. The complaint with OCR is largely focused how content is being placed in the LMS. The two functions that relate directly to the system - chat and discussion board - are being discussed with Moodlerooms.

Hope this is helpful information.

Marlene Zentz
Instructional Designer
UMOnline
School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
The University of Montana - Missoula  59812



-----Original Message-----
From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:31 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning software or system

i might have agreed until this mornings message about Montana using it with bad results.

On 9/18/12, John E Brandt < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you
> could use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system.
> You would need a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd
> party hosting companies that will set it all up for you for a price.
>
> There is a free video conference mod
> http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I
> have never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
> technology.
>
> Perhaps others will chime in on this.
>
> ~j
>
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zdenek
> Vopat
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
> To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
> software or system
>
> Hello listers:
>
> I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site,
> where I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone
> point me to write solution?
>
> My requirements are as follows:
>
> 1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they
> would send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws
> webinars or similar.
>
> 2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
> protected but the students could not download them.
>
> 3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive
> a password.
>
> 4. giving online tests that would students do online.
>
> Just a regular elearning.
>
> If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful
> to you.
>
> Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible
> elearning alpe? The email address of the project
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> does not function.
>
> Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be
> its cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.
>
> Zdenek
>
>
>
> > > list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> > > list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>


--
Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu

From: Zdeňek Vopat
Date: Wed, Sep 19 2012 3:24PM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendlyelearningsoftware or system
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Hello
Marline,
can you tell me what webconferencing software do you use with the
moodlerooms also what one should be aware when planning the elearning site?
Many thanks.
Zdenek


-----Original Message-----
From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zentz, Marlene
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:48 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendlyelearning software
or system

I work at the University of Montana and wanted to mention that the system
we're using is Moodlerooms. We work directly with the company to recommend
system-wide accessibility changes and maintain consistent communication with
them on this. I wouldn't say we're having 'bad results' with the LMS. The
complaint with OCR is largely focused how content is being placed in the
LMS. The two functions that relate directly to the system - chat and
discussion board - are being discussed with Moodlerooms.

Hope this is helpful information.

Marlene Zentz
Instructional Designer
UMOnline
School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
The University of Montana - Missoula  59812



-----Original Message-----
From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:31 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
software or system

i might have agreed until this mornings message about Montana using it with
bad results.

On 9/18/12, John E Brandt < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you
> could use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system.
> You would need a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd
> party hosting companies that will set it all up for you for a price.
>
> There is a free video conference mod
> http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I
> have never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
> technology.
>
> Perhaps others will chime in on this.
>
> ~j
>
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zdenek
> Vopat
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
> To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
> software or system
>
> Hello listers:
>
> I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site,
> where I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone
> point me to write solution?
>
> My requirements are as follows:
>
> 1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they
> would send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws
> webinars or similar.
>
> 2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
> protected but the students could not download them.
>
> 3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive
> a password.
>
> 4. giving online tests that would students do online.
>
> Just a regular elearning.
>
> If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful
> to you.
>
> Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible
> elearning alpe? The email address of the project
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> does not function.
>
> Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be
> its cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.
>
> Zdenek
>
>
>
> > > list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> > > list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>


--
Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

From: Zentz, Marlene
Date: Thu, Sep 20 2012 8:47AM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendlyelearningsoftwareor system
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We are currently looking for an accessible web-conferencing system as we migrate to Moodle 2 and have conferenced with Blackboard Collaborate. We're waiting for guest accounts so that we can test the system ourselves. One member of our team is a Computer Science student who is blind and who uses a screen reader so, with his assistance, we're able to effectively do this work. This has raised awareness levels of our team considerably.

Are others finding that Blackboard Collaborate lives up to its accessibility claims?
Marlene

Marlene Zentz
Instructional Designer
UMOnline
The University of Montana
Missoula MT 59812
406.243.6434

From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = [ = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] on behalf of Zdeòek Vopat [ = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:24 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendlyelearning software or system

Hello
Marline,
can you tell me what webconferencing software do you use with the
moodlerooms also what one should be aware when planning the elearning site?
Many thanks.
Zdenek


-----Original Message-----
From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zentz, Marlene
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:48 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendlyelearning software
or system

I work at the University of Montana and wanted to mention that the system
we're using is Moodlerooms. We work directly with the company to recommend
system-wide accessibility changes and maintain consistent communication with
them on this. I wouldn't say we're having 'bad results' with the LMS. The
complaint with OCR is largely focused how content is being placed in the
LMS. The two functions that relate directly to the system - chat and
discussion board - are being discussed with Moodlerooms.

Hope this is helpful information.

Marlene Zentz
Instructional Designer
UMOnline
School of Extended & Lifelong Learning
The University of Montana - Missoula 59812



-----Original Message-----
From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
[mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Lucy Greco
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:31 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
software or system

i might have agreed until this mornings message about Montana using it with
bad results.

On 9/18/12, John E Brandt < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> It sounds like Moodle http://moodle.org/ could be the solution you
> could use. Moodle is a free open-source learning management system.
> You would need a hosting service to install it on. There are some 3rd
> party hosting companies that will set it all up for you for a price.
>
> There is a free video conference mod
> http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_videoconference but I
> have never used it so I don't know if it will work with your assistive
> technology.
>
> Perhaps others will chime in on this.
>
> ~j
>
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ] On Behalf Of Zdenek
> Vopat
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:37 PM
> To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> Subject: [WebAIM] can someone recommend blind friendly elearning
> software or system
>
> Hello listers:
>
> I am a blind user of jaws and I would like to start an elearning site,
> where I could teach social science courses using jaws. Can someone
> point me to write solution?
>
> My requirements are as follows:
>
> 1. audio or video conferencing where I would talk to students and they
> would send me their questions by chat on the same principe as jaws
> webinars or similar.
>
> 2. way that sutdents could access online notes which would be password
> protected but the students could not download them.
>
> 3. students would first pay for my course and then they would receive
> a password.
>
> 4. giving online tests that would students do online.
>
> Just a regular elearning.
>
> If you could guys point me to the right direction I would be thankful
> to you.
>
> Also do you know what happend to European project on accessible
> elearning alpe? The email address of the project
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> does not function.
>
> Anyway what elearning solution could you recommend and what would be
> its cost and if jaws scripting would be needed what would that cost.
>
> Zdenek
>
>
>
> > > list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>
> > > list messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
>


--
Lucia Greco
Web Access Analyst
IST-Campus Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 289-6008
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

messages to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

From: Lucy Greco
Date: Thu, Sep 20 2012 11:09AM
Subject: Re: can someone recommend blind friendlyelearning software or system
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it all depends on the system you are running on. I find that some
times the java access bridge fails and when that happens the
interface all goes out the door. make sure to use the most recent
versions as i have found that 10 was more unreliable then 11 but i
have run several presentations using blackboard Lucy