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Re: Turnitin questions

From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:40:39 -0500
Cc: Web Accessibility Initiative Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A1906EFB-8DC7-42BC-9437-7D32E5D99B60@psu.edu>
To: Joshua Hori <jhori@ucdavis.edu>
Unfortunately, we don’t have information on the new Dragon products. I would recommend contacting them directly.

Elizabeth

P.S. We’re glad you found the Turnitin page helpful.


> On Dec 7, 2015, at 5:31 PM, Joshua Hori <jhori@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hello Elizabeth, 
> 
> Have there been thoughts about purchasing the Dragon Naturally Speaking Pro version 14 to accommodate those professors who are integrating voice annotations? Version 14 no longer requires any training for profiles and there's a lab license available for higher education units.
> 
> Thank you for that Accessibility page as well. It's REALLY looking hopeful that TII will be more accessible knowing that they are working with Deque to address their issues! If you are ever looking for a little help with the testing, please feel free to reach out!
> 
> Sincerely, 
> 
> Joshua Hori
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt [mailto:ejp10@psu.edu] 
> Sent: Monday, December 7, 2015 12:54 PM
> To: Joshua Hori <jhori@ucdavis.edu>
> Subject: Re: Turnitin questions
> 
> Joshua:
> 
> The current version definitely has issues as alluded to on the Penn State page. However, students on a screen reader are able to upload papers using Cut & Paste. Alternatively, instructors can upload papers for students who need accommodation and get the Originality Report. The Originality Report can be downloaded as a PDF with some text cues. The actual GradeMark report isn’t very accessible, but the PDF download does reproduce the comments in a text based format…but it is a PDF. 
> 
> FWIW - I would NOT recommend a faculty member rely on GradeMark for a student user or Voice Annotation for a deaf student. For students on a screen reader or a keyboard, I would advise instructors to download the paper and insert comments in Word in a format that works for the student. In a similar vein, I wouldn’t use voice commenting for a student who couldn’t hear them.
> 
> The new interface is supposed to be more accessible, but it hasn’t been tested yet, although we hope to do so in the very near future.
> 
> Turnitin doesn’t have an accessibility stakeholder meeting that I know of, but they do have a Web page http://turnitin.com/en_us/about-us/accessibility and a newly minted email address at accessibility@turnitin.com. 
> 
> Hope this is useful. Let me know if you have additional questions.
> 
> Elizabeth
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Dec 7, 2015, at 3:42 PM, Joshua Hori <jhori@UCDAVIS.EDU> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello Elizabeth!
>> 
>> Thank you for being willing to discuss this further. With your permission, I would like to get one more person involved from LA Mission College, Adrian Gonzalez, whose campus is considering procuring this software. 
>> 
>> LA Mission College is considering the purchase of TurnItIn, but they have some questions on how students interact with the program. Some of the items they had questions on deal with how students interact with placeholder notes from the professor using Screenreader and voice recognition software. Also, does TurnItIn have some kind of Accessibility group that meets monthly/quarterly to discuss and address these issues?
>> 
>> Thanks for your site which does answer a lot of questions! (http://accessibility.psu.edu/software/turnitin/)
>> 
>> Sincerely, 
>> 
>> Joshua Hori
>> Accessible Technology Analyst
>> Student Disability Center
>> 54 Cowell Building
>> Davis, CA 95616
>> 
>> 530-304-5482
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Elizabeth J. Pyatt [mailto:ejp10@psu.edu] 
>> Sent: Monday, December 7, 2015 12:21 PM
>> To: Alexa Schriempf <ats169@psu.edu>
>> Cc: Joshua Hori <jhori@ucdavis.edu>
>> Subject: Re: Turnitin questions
>> 
>> Josh:
>> 
>> I would be happy to talk to you about Turnitin and accessibility.
>> 
>> Elizabeth
>> 
>>> On Dec 7, 2015, at 2:43 PM, Alexa Schriempf <ats169@psu.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello -- 
>>> 
>>> Turnitin is not my wheelhouse -- let me turn you over to Elizabeth Pyatt, both accessibility and turnitin guru.
>>> 
>>> Elizabeth, would you be willing to help my colleague Josh at UC Davis?
>>> 
>>> Thanks!
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 2:27 PM, Joshua Hori <jhori@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
>>> Hello Alexa!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Long time no talk!
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I see that Penn State is using Turnitin for plagiarism testing and I had another college contact me about it. I see that you are currently using it and have done a few tests concerning accessibility, but I wanted to ask if you would be willing to talk with this higher ed unit about the accessibility concerns you may have encountered.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I would be introducing Adrian Gonzales from LA Mission College. Their campus is considering purchasing the service for their campus.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Sincerely,
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Joshua Hori
>>> 
>>> Accessible Technology Analyst
>>> 
>>> Student Disability Center
>>> 
>>> 54 Cowell Building
>>> 
>>> Davis, CA 95616
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 530-304-5482
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Alexa Schriempf, PhD
>>> Access Tech Consultant
>>> https://sites.psu.edu/aschriempf/
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>> Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
>> Instructional Designer
>> Teaching and Learning with Technology
>> Penn State University
>> ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
>> 
>> 210 Rider Building  (formerly Rider II)
>> 227 W. Beaver Avenue
>> State College, PA   16801-4819
>> http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
>> http://tlt.psu.edu
>> 
> 
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
> Instructional Designer
> Teaching and Learning with Technology
> Penn State University
> ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)
> 
> 210 Rider Building  (formerly Rider II)
> 227 W. Beaver Avenue
> State College, PA   16801-4819
> http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
> http://tlt.psu.edu
> 

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Penn State University
ejp10@psu.edu, (814) 865-0805 or (814) 865-2030 (Main Office)

210 Rider Building  (formerly Rider II)
227 W. Beaver Avenue
State College, PA   16801-4819
http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/psu
http://tlt.psu.edu
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