2019 Year-End Review from the FS Training Team

The Freedom Scientific Training Department introduced many advances and improvements this year, and you were with us every step of the way. As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on those changes and look forward to what 2020 has in store.

Live Webinars and Task-Based Training

We brought back live webinars and introduced task-based training events designed to enhance your skills with FS software and widely-used applications. Whether you’re a teacher, instructor, or user, you’ll benefit from our broad range of topics that include:

  • Getting to know JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion
  • Using products in the Microsoft Office Suite with JAWS
  • Using products in Google’s G-Suite with JAWS

We also posted downloadable instructional demonstrations on using the Zoom Video Conferencing platform with JAWS, Skype 8 with JAWS, and Google Calendar with JAWS. You can stream or download our webinars by visiting the Webinars On Demand page. Also check out the accompanying resources for each training designed to supplement the learning process for teachers, students, and users.

Freedom Scientific YouTube Training Channel

The FS Training Team also created our own YouTube training channel. We regularly post short how-to tutorials designed to help enhance your skills on our products and widely-used applications. Check it out and subscribe today.

Training Email List

Have you subscribed to our low-traffic email list? We regularly send links to past training events and provide information about upcoming events. Subscribe on our Webinars page and never miss a training opportunity.

What’s Coming in 2020

We’re excited to offer you even more targeted training in 2020. Thanks to your excellent suggestions, we are tailoring topics to meet your personal, professional, and educational needs. Here’s a sneak peek into what the new year holds.

The first live webinar, Access at Your Fingertips, the Focus Blue Braille Display, will take place on Thursday, January 16 at noon Eastern. Want a seamless experience when using refreshable braille? We’ll provide an overview of the Focus, show you how to connect to your computer or mobile device, and discuss configuration options.

Register for The Focus Blue Braille Display and join us for this training.

Other upcoming webinars include: Microsoft Teams and JAWS on February 20th and Microsoft OneDrive and JAWS on March 19th. Keep checking our Webinars page for more details on these and new training opportunities as they are added.

We’ve also redesigned the FS Training Page and continue to add content to our Training Center. Use the newly updated JAWS Basic Training and other JAWS resources, plus the ZoomText and Fusion training pages to get the most out of your FS products.

We Want to Hear from You!

Want to get the most out of our FS training with content created just for you? Take our short training documentation survey by January 15 and enter to win a $100 gift card.

Also remember to check out FSCast, FSOpenLine, and our software certification program. Though these were not all initiated in 2019, they are updated regularly and are all platforms where we love to connect with you. We’ve appreciated your continued feedback throughout the last year and look forward to hearing from you in 2020.