Category: Training

Three Benefits of Choosing the Focus Blue Braille Display

The Focus Blue refreshable braille displays promote braille literacy by providing a tactile interface for your computer or mobile device. When used together with a screen reader such as JAWS® for Windows, these compact solutions enhance your reading and writing experience by placing a wealth of information at your fingertips. The Focus is available in …

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Help Us Improve FS Documentation and Training

The Freedom Scientific Training Team is bringing you many great training opportunities in 2020. Based on your questions and feedback we received in 2019, we’re offering webinars on the devices and applications you use everyday at home, in the classroom, and on the job. Our first hardware webinar will take place on Thursday, January 16 …

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The World at Your Fingertips – Braille Literacy and the Digital Age

Should an individual who is blind use speech or braille as a means of access to the printed word? This is a complex question with answers that will vary from one user to another, but there’s no denying the power of having so much information available at our fingertips. In honor of Louis Braille’s birthday, …

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Three Benefits of Using Google Calendar and JAWS

Google Calendar is a web-based time-management and scheduling tool that allows you to create events, share calendars, and manage tasks. Whether you need a way to track personal appointments, work tasks, or school assignments, this powerful application combines cloud computing and calendar functionality so you can access your busy schedule from any computer or a …

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Learn More, Do More, New Features in JAWS: Improvements to Contracted Braille Input

This week’s look into the new features of JAWS and Fusion 2020 will be of special interest to those who use a refreshable Braille display with JAWS to enter text. At Freedom Scientific, we have always been a champion of Braille literacy, both in the classroom and on the job. From our popular and feature-rich …

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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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