Join Us for Sharkvember and Your Chance to Win a $1,000 Prize

All through the month of November, Freedom Scientific will be celebrating Sharkvember, an event-filled month-long celebration of accessibility, creativity, and community. Take part in our exciting events, which include:

  • Sharkvember Software Discounts
  • Software Webinar: Discover What’s New in Fusion, JAWS, and ZoomText 2024
  • FSOpenLine
  • Our groundbreaking contest, “The Next Big Thing!”

Visit the Sharkvember home page for all the event details, and keep reading to learn how you can take part in our contest (open to residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia). Please visit the Terms and Conditions page for more details.

The Contest

Dive into the “Next Big Thing,” where you can help shape the future of JAWS and ZoomText. What’s more, your creativity could net you a $1,000 Amazon gift card. Yes, that’s right, a $1,000 prize for your idea!

What We’re Looking For

Is there a feature you think should be added to JAWS or ZoomText? We’re on a mission to find software features that revolutionize the user experience, and we want to hear from you!

From September 5 through October 16, outline your ideas in a three-minute video. You can make a submission as an individual or as a team of up to three people, all 18 years of age or older. Watch this video to learn more, and visit the Next Big Thing page for submission guidelines.

What Happens Next?

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on relevance, creativity, and their potential impact on accessibility. We will contact finalists by October 23, 2023. The top three finalists will receive a five-year license of JAWS, ZoomText, or Fusion and can present their ideas at our special event.

The Big Event

On November 14, 2023, we will hold the “Sharkvember, Next Big Thing” event to select the winner. Everyone is invited.

Join us to see the finalist present their ideas to our live judges. Each contributor to the winning submission will receive a $1,000 gift card. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to create the next big thing!

We will post additional details about the live event in October, including ways you can contribute to the event as an audience member.

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