My classes this past semester have(mostly) been online; some tips from me.

Yes as the title above suggests all of my classes except for one this past semester have been online. Here are some tips I’ve learned from that experience. I hope they can help you

2. Since the instructor/professor can’t see you because it’s an online class email them asap to alert them of your disabilities. During the first part of the semester (the semester was split into two 8 week periods with certain classes the first section and the rest on the last.) During the first 8-week period I had to take an english class. Midway through it finally occured to me to email the professor and tell him that I couldn’t see to make sure my papers were properly formatted. I then explained about my disability, the screen reader I used, and anything else I thought might be useful. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

3. If someone corrects you in a duscussion forum about their name, which you mispelled, take it in stride. During that same english class I typed an m instead of an n at the end of someone’s name. They corrected me, I explained that I’d thought my screen reader was saying m instead of n and that I was very sorry. I also told them that people actually miss-pronounce my last name so I know how they felt. I think it helped.

4. Make sure every feature they’re going to use is accessible. I thought I had done that with my online orientation class, but apparently I’d neglected to check something. That something was whether or not the “Attach a file” thing in the discussion board was accessible. Bad news! It wasn’t so I had to have sighted help.

That’s all I can think of for now, but if I think of anything else I’ll be sure to either write another post, or add to this one. Thanks for reading! I hope you don’t make the same mistakes I did.

Tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

About stephie2010

I'm studying to get my B/S in special education, I've been blind my whole life, and no, I don't have a guidedog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Our twitter

    • Archived post: Blind gamers: the Wii is ours! https://t.co/TcZIDzouGm
      about 3 hours ago
    • Archived post: How to subscribe and unsubscribe on youtube https://t.co/nmjrMY4J8O
      about 11 hours ago
    • Yay! - stephie2010 https://t.co/TiovdvwVDJ
      about 15 hours ago
    • Archived post: Trying something new: Online classes. https://t.co/cMPikdvcg0
      about 19 hours ago
    • Archived post: What kind of cell phone do you have? https://t.co/JDGvAGMw9S
      about 1 day ago
    • Archived post: Hey music teachers: a new way to read music. For both blind and sighted https://t.co/wM3dodkTwf
      about 1 day ago
    • Archived post: A source that could help teachers who teach blind or visually impaired students. https://t.co/0bmKZiY9kH
      about 2 days ago
    • Archived post: Using alt text on twitter https://t.co/ibLCVFdN2K
      about 2 days ago
    • Archived post: Seanisy's The Tech Cove Episode#1 https://t.co/MdjcqnaYXd
      about 2 days ago
    • Archived post: Why do people do this? Does it make you feel bad? https://t.co/R9wxqqrQE6
      about 3 days ago