Author: Elizabeth Whitaker

Three Reasons to Use Google’s Webmail Option with JAWS

Gmail is a widely-used email service that is used at home, work, and school. While it can be accessed through a desktop email application such as Microsoft Outlook, its webmail option provides more versatility. Google’s webmail option provides Gmail users a flexible alternative for accessing email from computers and mobile devices. A web browser and …

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Learn More, Do more, New Features in JAWS: The JAWS Scan Cursor

Over the next few weeks, we want to highlight some of the new features in the recently released 2020 updates to JAWS and Fusion. For our first post, we want to briefly cover some changes to the existing JAWS and Invisible Cursors which help improve access to many of the universal applications found in Windows …

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Create, Access, and Edit Spreadsheets Using Google Sheets and JAWS

In our last live webinar, “Google Sheets and JAWS,” we: Introduced you to Google Sheets Demonstrated common tasks Provided useful keyboard shortcuts that improve the user experience This week, we’ll delve deeper into this application with a task-based approach to learning in FS Skill Building and Review, “Create, Access, and Edit Spreadsheets Using Google Sheets …

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Freedom Scientific and Microsoft Continue Collaborating to Improve Access to Widely Used Products and Important Features

Last month, we told you about a collaboration between Freedom Scientific and Amazon to improve JAWS access to the Kindle App for PC. Now we’ll share some outcomes of a long-standing collaboration between FS and Microsoft that are positively impacting how people access information and perform critical tasks in multiple applications. Microsoft products are regularly …

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Three Reasons to Learn Google Sheets and JAWS

Google Sheets is a popular web-based spreadsheet application used at home, in school, and at work. Whether you use spreadsheets to create personal budgets, keep track of course assignments, or collaborate with fellow employees on important projects, accessing them via an online tool offers several distinct advantages. Here are three to consider. Data Saves Automatically …

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Freedom Scientific Collaborates with Amazon to Improve JAWS Access to the Kindle App for PC

Last month, we told you about a recent change to Twitter.com that caused shortcut keys to no longer work, and the subsequent collaboration between Freedom Scientific and Twitter that resolved the issue. Now we’d like to share another collaboration between Freedom Scientific and a mainstream company that has resulted in greater access to digital books. …

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Write, Edit, and Collaborate Using Google Docs and JAWS

In our last live webinar, “Google Docs and JAWS,” we showed you how to enable the screen and braille accessibility features, provided an overview of orientation and navigation, and introduced you to some basic formatting commands. This week, we’ll delve deeper into this popular application in FS Skill Building and Review, “Write, Edit, and Collaborate …

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