Category: JAWS

Thanks to our partnership with CFTB, 27 blind Missouri students learn the power of JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion

When young people who are blind or low vision are equipped with the skills to use mainstream computing technology, they’re gaining skills that prepare them for future study and employment. With JAWS, ZoomText or Fusion, they can most efficiently use popular apps that embrace accessibility such as Microsoft Office, or much trickier proprietary apps unique …

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Firefox Extended Support Release now requires JAWS 2018 or newer

Firefox has now reached a stage in its evolution where it is necessary for JAWS users to be either running JAWS 2018 or later or switch to an alternative browser. If you’ve been reading our blog for some time, you’ll recall that we’ve kept you informed regarding our close collaboration with Mozilla with respect to …

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More news from Computers for the Blind on obtaining an affordable computer complete with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion

In June, we blogged about our partnership with Computers for the Blind, an initiative that sees JAWS and ZoomText pre-installed on all machines they distribute. Each application can be run on its own, or at the same time through Fusion. We recently heard from David Jeppson, CFTB’s Executive Director, who told us of a new …

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JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic now freely available in Hungary

As we’ve blogged previously, we’re always looking for innovative initiatives to ensure that our powerful software is available to all who need it. One such approach is to work with national governments and other entities to establish country-wide licenses. In Colombia and Spain, any blind person can already use JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic at no …

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Freedom Scientific partners with Computers for the Blind to give the best computing experience to those who need it

Introduction Nothing pleases us more than to learn how our technology has assisted our customers to realize their potential on the job, at school or in the community. We also regularly give back to the community by partnering with organizations serving the blind community who make a difference. So, when we had the opportunity to …

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Freedom Scientific and the new USB Human Interface Driver Braille Standard

Introduction You may have read recently about a new universal standard for Braille displays adopted by the USB Implementers Forum. This is an industry body comprising manufacturers and software developers who wish to move the USB specification forward. Participants include Microsoft, Apple and Google among many others. Freedom Scientific has been a part of the …

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Freedom Scientific software and the Microsoft Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, what you need to know

One thing’s for sure. The only constant in technology is change. Approximately every six months, Microsoft releases a major new version of Windows. They also add significant feature enhancements to Office 365 regularly. We’re staying on top of the changes, so you can be efficient and productive. We start by testing new Microsoft software at …

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Contributing to our audio congratulations card for Ted Henter

Hello from the CSUN Technology and persons with Disabilities conference, where many of us at Freedom Scientific and the wider VFO family are here to exchange ideas and information. Once we’re back to reality, one of my delightful tasks will be to assemble an audio congratulatory card for Ted Henter. If you’ve been using blindness …

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Got a favorite JAWS feature? Share it for possible use in “JAWS Bytes Live”

Users of our JAWS® screen reading software know it’s packed with features that make using a computer as a blind person efficient and effective. It’s such a powerful product that we all benefit from the nuggets of information JAWS users share with one another about how they use JAWS effectively in a given situation. Some …

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