Mar 28, 2022
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Natasha, a West Indies female with brown wavy hair and brown eyes sits in front of a wall decorated with flowers and a wooden sign with stylized text “family beside us.” Natasha begins signing.
Blackboard is almost like Zoom where you see windows side by side.
It was a terrible experience. When the teacher was speaking, I was unable to see the interpreter and the interpreter would completely disappear, which was frustrating. I asked the teacher for assistance, but they explained that the platform automatically showed the video of whoever was speaking audibly. I made a complaint to the Disability Services Office and was finally able to use Zoom in addition to Blackboard I put the two platforms side by side.
But it was difficult on my computer because it forced me to only use half the size of my monitor. The downside of that was I would have to close down one platform in order to share my video in the other. The other negative was losing my note taker when classes went online. I was unable to keep my eyes on the interpreter, the instructor, the content and take notes. I couldn’t even take screenshots effectively due to the time lag in the interpretation.
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