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JAWS redux

Met again with my visually impaired student (college level) as I wanted to make sure that my lecture Powerpoint slides were fully accessible (based upon some changes I'd made after our first chat.) The good news is that making Powerpoint fully accessible isn't particularly difficult. And, it pains me to say this, but Ppt is better for this purpose than Keynote.

The bad news is that our college's LMS appears to be misbehaving (or JAWS is) and the headers for various files and links aren't being read properly so he actually can't access my file! Not a great solution if you need a sighted person to access the file so JAWS can read it… clearly the situation isn't optimal… frustrating given the maturity of some of these products.