Author: Elizabeth Whitaker

February 2021, Freedom Scientific Student of the Month

The Freedom Scientific Student of the Month Program features K-12 students living in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired and use Freedom Scientific technology to achieve educational goals. The Student of the Month for February 2021 is Campbell, a high school student from Tennessee. As a home schooled student, Campbell has employed numerous …

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Module 6 of JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Instructors

The sixth module in our JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Instructors is available on our Teaching Resources page. Each module in the series builds upon the last, and contains lessons, videos, and a quiz. What’s in Module 6? Module 6, Popular Tools with JAWS covers applications commonly used in the classroom and for remote …

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January 2021, Freedom Scientific Student of the Month

The Freedom Scientific Student of the Month Program features K-12 students living in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired and use Freedom Scientific technology to achieve educational goals. The Student of the Month for January 2021 is Luke, a sixth grader from Missouri. Luke has used Freedom Scientific products for the past four …

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Celebrating Braille Literacy at Home, in School and in the Workplace

As Braille Literacy Month comes to a close, we want to share a story about the integral role braille plays at home, in school, and in the workplace. Marco Midon serves as Project Manager for NASA’s Space Weather Follow-On (SWFO) Antenna Network (SAN). This spacecraft, which is set to launch in 2025, is designed to …

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Use Braille Viewer to Encourage Braille Literacy

Braille Viewer provides onscreen textual representation of the output received on a refreshable braille display. This JAWS and Fusion feature is a helpful tool for sighted teachers, parents, script writers, and testers who do not read braille or who have limited to no access to a braille display. Braille Viewer also enables teachers to help …

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Join Us for Microsoft Teams and JAWS, Beyond the Basics

Do you use Microsoft Teams with JAWS at work or school? Need to access valuable features using the keyboard? Join us Thursday, January 21 at noon Eastern time for a live webinar, “Microsoft Teams and JAWS, Beyond the Basics.” What Is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 chat-based collaboration platform. It contains everything …

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