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Angel and JAWS: Accessible? Usable?

Proposal No: 246

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Length of Session (in hours): 1Format: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: General Conference

Summary of Session

This session will demonstrate one person's experiences in accessing the Angel course management system with JAWS.


The session will show how Angel can be used with JAWS from both a student and instructor's points of view. Robert will create some course elements as the instructor and show how students can access them using JAWS.


  1. Evaluation of online courses must look at both CMS and content
  2. Most of the commonly used components of Angel are accessible
  3. Angel isn't perfect, but it is good

Speaker Bio(s)

Howard Kramer

Mr. Kramer has worked in assistive technology, disability, information systems and accessible media for more than 25 years. From 1997-2012 he worked with Disability Services at CU-Boulder, establishing the Assistive Technology Lab, which serves students with disabilities needing specialized access. He is founder and coordinator for the Accessing Higher Ground Conference: Accessible Media, Web & Technology, and teaches courses on Universal Design at CU-Boulder.