FSCast 194, Braille Transcriber Matthew Horspool and Duxbury creator Joe Sullivan

On FSCast 194, Matthew Horspool shows us how he uses JAWS Speech and Sound Schemes.  He’ll also talk about the perils of having perfect pitch, and the challenges of working as a braille transcriber.  Then Joe Sullivan discusses the early years of developing the Duxbury Braille Translator. Activate this link to listen, right-click to download.  …

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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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How Refreshable Braille Enhances Braille Literacy

Braille is an essential tool for promoting literacy among persons who are blind. Use it at home, at work, and in the classroom to access documents, web pages, email, and assignments. Braille literacy improves scholastic success and increases employment opportunities. Statistically, 90% of employed individuals with a visual impairment read and write braille. What is …

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FSCast 193, Student Of The Month Taylor Cox, and JAWS developer Mohammed Laachir

On FSCast 193 we’ll meet Taylor Cox.  She’s our first Freedom Scientific Student of the Month.  Then it’s over to Amsterdam for a visit with Mohammed Laachir.  We’ll hear how he rapidly switched from using ZoomText to using JAWS full-time, and how he went from being a FSOpenLine caller to a JAWS developer. Activate link …

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