Annual Student Edition of JAWS Screen Reader and MAGic Screen Magnification Offered by American Printing House

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 11:45am in Cotton Creek I on Friday November, 18.

#4929

Speaker(s)

  • Michael Wood, Strategic Accounts Manager - Education, Freedom Scientific & Optelec

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Attendees will learn about the latest versions of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) and MAGic (screen magnification) software that is now being offered by the American Printing House for the Blind with Quota Funds. We will also cover free Training Materials for students and VI teachers to consider as well as Typing Tutor designed to teach Typing.

Abstract

This session will teach you the basic functions of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reader and MAGic (screen magnification) software. You will learn how the new special, offered by the American Printing House for the Blind will help provide appropriate software for your students that are blind or have low vision. These products are now available for purchase with Quota Funds. We will go over the easiest way to obtain them for use at your school and at home for students. We will show you how to take advantage of Training Materials that can be used by you and by students to help learn these products. You will also learn about add on support such as Typing Tutor, Windows Keyboarding and the MAGic keyboard. At the end of the session you will all receive a link to download a trial of these products at no cost. (Note: quota funds are federal money set aside to purchase items needed for students with vision issues).

Keypoints

  1. Details about how the subscription works. Download info, Authorization and Registration Instructions,
  2. How to order the product from APH and the cost using Federal Quota Funds
  3. Free Training Materials for Students and VI Instructors

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Web/Media Access

Speaker Bio(s)

Michael Wood

Michael Wood has worked for Freedom Scientific for 9 years and has been in the Assistive Technology industry for 13 years now. He has a degree in Business Marketing and has presented at many Assistive Technology conferences over the course of his career.

Handout(s)