Contributing to our audio congratulations card for Ted Henter

Hello from the CSUN Technology and persons with Disabilities conference, where many of us at Freedom Scientific and the wider VFO family are here to exchange ideas and information. Once we’re back to reality, one of my delightful tasks will be to assemble an audio congratulatory card for Ted Henter. If you’ve been using blindness …

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Got a favorite JAWS feature? Share it for possible use in “JAWS Bytes Live”

Users of our JAWS® screen reading software know it’s packed with features that make using a computer as a blind person efficient and effective. It’s such a powerful product that we all benefit from the nuggets of information JAWS users share with one another about how they use JAWS effectively in a given situation. Some …

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Mozilla and Freedom Scientific working together on Firefox compatibility

Last October, we recommended that our customers who use Mozilla’s Firefox web browser migrate temporarily to its Extended Support Release (ESR). Beginning with version 57, Firefox adopted a multiprocess methodology, which drastically impacted screen reader performance. This post updates you on the steps Mozilla and Freedom Scientific have been taking to make newer versions of …

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Responsive Web Design: Why one site can behave differently on different PCs and browsers

Most of us visit a few websites regularly, and our familiarity with those sites speeds up our use of them. A well-structured website is a pleasure to use with JAWS, thanks to all the navigation quick keys that provide for moving by common elements such as links, form controls and headings. You can also invoke …

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Extending Our Reach. Making JAWS More Available Outside the Workplace

Introduction Recently, we received a Blog comment from a reader who was concerned about what he perceives to be the excessive cost of the technology we produce at Freedom Scientific. We were grateful to the customer for engaging with us. Rather than bury our response in a comment to an existing post, we want by …

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JAWS and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Update. Since this post was originally written, Microsoft has addressed the issues referred to promptly, and Edge is now responsive in all versions of JAWS supporting Edge.   As we have blogged previously, Freedom Scientific and Microsoft have been collaborating closely to make Microsoft Edge accessible. If you are on Microsoft’s Windows Insider program, you …

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