Remote Learning and Non-Visual #A11Y
With many students with visual impairments learning remotely, the PRCVI outreach team has created a number of resource guides for teachers of students with visual impairments (TSVIs) to support students relying on non-visual access to online communication and collaboration platforms. Each guide is organized below by platform, operating system, and screen reading software. This page is updated as new guides are developed.
- While students are learning remotely the provisions of the Copyright Act remain in effect. This page contains important information and links related to the fair use of copyright protected learning materials.
VoiceOver for iOS
- Parents and other family members are often asked to help the student with a visual impairment while using screen reading software. This guide looks at the steps to enable and use the Caption Panel with VoiceOver so that what is read also appears on the screen.
- These guides introduce the use of the rotor - a feature that allows for rapid navigation around the screen, rather than having to move through every on-screen item searching for the needed content. Each guide appears in two versions - one that assumes touch screen gestures and an other that assumes access via a refreshable braille display.
- This guide outlines the steps to sharing one's screen using touch screen gestures and VoiceOver on an iPad.
- This introductory guide takes users and educators through the Teams interface and its main features.
- This guide follows the same features of the user interface in Teams as above but assumes keyboard access.
- This guide follows the same features of the user interface in Teams as above but assumes access via a refreshable braille display.
- Step-by-step guide to enabling and managing screen sharing while in a Zoom call using VoiceOver.
NVDA and JAWS for Windows
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for setting up NVDA to read foreign languages such as French.
- This guide contains some of the basic keyboard commands for getting started with Microsoft Teams using NVDA or JAWS
- A follow-up to the configuration guide linked above, this guide looks at the keyboard commands for navigating in Microsoft Teams
- This guide covers navigation in Microsoft Teams using a 40-cell refreshable braille display and NVDA or JAWS.
BrailleNote Touch Plus
- This guide contains information and commands for navigating the Microsoft Teams Android app on the BrailleNote Touch Plus.
- This document provides a comprehensive guide to using the Track Changes and Comments features in Microsoft Word with NVDA.
- This document provides a comprehensive guide to using the Track Changes and Comments features in Microsoft Word with JAWS.