How to make P. D. F.s accessible

I know. I know. You’ve encountered the “This document is empty” or “this document is secure” Error again. I’ve been there, and I’ve done that. Don’t you wish you could explain to people how to make that inaccessible P. D. F. accessible? Well now you can just throw them one,… Continue reading

I can't believe that my professor let me do this! :)

So today I got to do something that was kind of cool. I got to send an email to my entire tech for teachers’ class that included a link to a screen reader. This was upon my instructor’s request. How did it happen? We were talking about what not to… Continue reading

First day of classes.

So I wrote in the last blog about how nervous I get on the first day of school. In this blog I thought I’d take you through my first day of classes (I’ll leave out all the boring details though.)
My day started at 5 a. m. I know it’s early, but it’s what time I had to get up in order to eat breakfast ETC. After I ate breakfast we headed off to college.
After I got to college we went in search of my first classroom. (we being my dad and I) When we went into what we thought was my first class’s room, and found a seat. After a few minutes I realized that no one was showing up, so I had my dad look at the schedule. It turns out it was the wrong room
After my tech for teachers class (my first class) the teacher came and talked to me. I told him my concerns with power point and how I had known how to use it in version 2003 but not in 2010. He said he’d work with me. Then, he gave me a USB Key (also known as a UsB Pen, or USB Key) containing all of the assignments for the class.
The next two classes I had were with the same professor who’d had me in a previous class. So there were no nerves there. She already knew what to expect, and I already knew she would work with me.
My math class (my last class) was the most interesting of all. Remember the wrong classroom we went into? It turns out that my math class met in that room. After class started I discovered that the math department is now using this computer software (I’ll write more about it in the next blog) which used flash player. Now, if you know anything about Jaws and flash player; you know that these two don’t always play nice with each other. When I brought this to the instructor’s attention, he said he’d work with me. He also suggested several alternatives if the program wouldn’t work. He even said that he would contact the company who makes the software and ask them how well the software works with Jaws.
Can I just say that I love it when a teacher/professor is willing to work with me? 🙂
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What happens if you can't get braille books?

I’ve seen on twitter and different places that people want to get all braille books when they go to college. What if you can’t? What if they are unavailable? For most books (as I’ve said in a previous post) this is true. However, you may be able to find some… Continue reading

The nice things that my teachers and Professors have done for me

I thought that since the last couple of posts talked about huge egos aned what makes me lose respect for you as a teacher that I would end this little series (if you want to call it that) by telling you some of the amazing things that my teachers and professors… Continue reading

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