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Curriculum & Instruction
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This study examined the usability of a learning management system with different access software for people who are blind or have low vision. Due to the versatility of an individual's position within the academic setting, both the student's and the instructor's roles within this environment were examined. Also, due to the versatility of accessible options to the user, multiple access environments were used in the study as well. The intended outcome was to determine what the usability is with various screen access solutions for users who are blind. The current landscape was explored, along with literature from other sources. The results were highly dependent on the screen access software, and the platform. Some pieces of software reacted well to parts of the website, others did not. Each screen access solution had a different result.
Access; Assistive computer technology; Blackboard; Blind; Computer-assisted instruction; Computers and people with visual disabilities; JAWS; Learn; Software compatibility; VoiceOver; Voice output communication aids
Lambert, Robert, "A Tale of Two PCs: An Evaluation of Access Platforms for the Blind Utilizing the "Blackboard Learn" Learning Management System" (2013). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2003.
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