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JAWS screen reader

I teach project management at a college here in Toronto and recently sat down with one of my students so he could show me how JAWS works. Visually impaired since birth he is an EXPERT user. It was fascinating to see just how much work had to be done to review my lecture notes. He was very adept at using the software but the number of steps required was, in my opinion, daunting. And, even though we've been giving workshops on how to make web sites and content accessible, it was humbling to see (actually to hear) how clunky some of my own material is when accessed via a screen reader. So, time for more homework on accessible content!