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


Presented at 11:45am in Cotton Creek I on Friday, November 18, 2016.



  • Carlos Herrera, Assistant Director, City University of New York

Session Details

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


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.


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).


  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


Topic Areas

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

Speaker Bio(s)

Carlos Herrera

Services for Students with Disabilities