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Show Notes:
Accessible Textbook Options for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired – AccessWorld® – July 2017
Ally website:
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Blackboard Website:
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NICOLAAS MATTHIJS:  My name is Nicholas Mathis, product manager for Blackboard Ally, and this is your Assistive Technology Update.

WADE WINGLER:  Hi, this is Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals crossroads in Indiana with your Assistive Technology Update, a weekly dose of information that keeps you up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.

Welcome to episode number 321 of assistive technology update. It’s scheduled to be released on July 21, 2017.

Today I have a really interesting conversation with Nicolaas Matthijs who is a product manager for a thing called blackboard Ally. If you’ve been a college student in the last decade or so or taught college, you are probably familiar with blackboard and their platforms. We are going to spend some time talking about some pretty interesting stuff that they are doing to make that platform more accessible to students who need assistive technology or who have accessibility needs.

We also have a story from our friends at AFB access world magazine about accessible books for folks were blind or visually impaired.

We hope you’ll check out our website at, give us a call on our listener line at 317-721-7124, or drop us a note on Twitter at INDATA Project.

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