Vispero in Education – Affordable Software & Hardware for Entire Campuses

Presented at 2:00pm in Waverly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.



  • Michael Wood, Strategic Accounts Manager - Education, Vispero

Session Details

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


Learn how Vispero partnered with colleges and universities to make JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion affordable so students have the necessary accommodations through their college years. We will also show the latest in hardware to make your campus fully accessible for low vision and blind students, faculty and staff.


In this session we will broadly cover two approaches Vispero has taken to help educators obtain JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion for their students in higher education and after graduation. For years Vispero has partnered with major universities to offer economical options to obtain our software applications necessary for students to succeed. You will learn how to obtain JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion, and some of our low vision and blindness hardware. We will teach you some of the basic functions of JAWS (Job Access With Speech) screen reader, ZoomText, and Fusion, which brings you both JAWS and ZoomText working together. We will go over the easiest way to obtain them for use at your school and at home so your visually impaired students, faculty and staff will have the appropriate accommodations necessary to succeed. We will share some success stories about how these programs have helped students succeed and will allow attendees to ask questions and share stories as well.


  1. Explain how a JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion subscription works
  2. Learn the multiple ways to obtain the products
  3. Attendees will have hands-on time with hardware for individuals with low vision

Disability Areas


Topic Areas

Accessible Educational Materials, Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Michael Wood

Michael Wood has been working in the Assistive Technology field for 14 years. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing before beginning his career in AT. Currently his position has him focusing on supporting students and educators in the Blindness and Low Vision areas by providing software and hardware to help individuals succeed with independence.