Training and Certification

FREE Webinars

Office 365/2016 - An Introduction, July 26, 2017

Summary: This overview of Office 365/2016 with JAWS covers using the online versions of Office 365 as well as the desktop versions.

Description: When you subscribe to Office 365, you are also able to download the desktop versions for installation on your local computer. Typically, people use the online versions for light work or for use on mobile devices, and then use the desktop versions for more in-depth work. In this webinar, we cover the following

  • Navigation in the ribbons and task panes
  • Demonstrations of the online versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrations of the desktop versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

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Accessibility Training Modules

Freedom Scientific has partnered with IBM to create accessible training materials for any level of your organization. We provide both general and comprehensive training courses for associate employees and key stakeholders alike.

Enterprise eLearning Training Modules

Training Bundles

The Freedom Scientific Training Bundles contain high-quality one-on-one training modules produced in audio format, using the DAISY standard, which allows for easy navigation and bookmarking of the training material.

The JAWS Training Bundle contains over 50 hours of one-on-one JAWS training including such topics as working with Windows® 7 and 8, using the Internet with JAWS, and filling out forms.

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The 2017 revised Apple® iOS Training Bundle contains over 12 hours of one-on-one iOS and VoiceOver training. Learn to use VoiceOver to gain complete control over your iOS device and your apps, including Siri®, Safari®, Calendar, and Mail.

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PAID Webinars: Upcoming

Word 365/2016, August 8 - 17, 2017

Summary: Join us for three lessons on using Word 365/2016 in this paid webinar. We cover setting Word preferences, changing the default font and point size, creating templates for styles, inserting images and adding alt text, creating accessible tables, and more!

Outlook 365/2016, August 24 - 31, 2017

Summary: Join us for three lessons on using Outlook 365/2016 in this paid webinar. We cover creating and using folders, setting Outlook preferences, sending and receiving email with attachments, meeting requests, calendar navigation, categories, and more!

Excel 365/2016, September 12 - 21, 2017

Summary: Join us for three lessons on using Excel 365/2016 in this paid webinar. We cover using the auto sum feature, comments, ranges, formula basics, creating accessible row and column headers, adding charts, sorting and filtering data, and more!

PowerPoint 365/2016, October 19 - 26, 2017

Summary: Join us for three lessons on using PowerPoint 365/2016 in this paid webinar. We cover adding, deleting, and arranging slides, adding alternative text to images, using custom animation effects, presenting a slide show, preparing handouts for the audience, and more!

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Surf's Up Training

Surf's Up! - Surfing the Internet with JAWS and MAGic training has been updated to help instructors and students take advantage of new features. Surf's Up is a set of Freedom Scientific web pages that explain how to surf the web with JAWS screen reading software and MAGic screen magnification software. You'll also find many new and updated exercises for practice throughout. Visit Surf's Up online or get the Surf's Up downloadable version for use on computers with no Internet connection.

Accessibility and Usability

It is in everyone's best interest to create Web pages and other documents that are both accessible and easy to use. The easier a Web page or document is to use the more often customers will come back to your site. The faster someone can get their job done the better for everyone, whether that is doing research on the Web, filling out forms, or working on the job and getting every day tasks done.

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Hands-on Workshops and Other Training

Our instructor-led workshops will teach your trainers, key personnel, employees, or yourself how to effectively use our products. Our training workshops at your location or our Florida headquarters have no more than 10 or 12 students per class.

  • ZoomText University: Seattle, WA - June 21 and 22 - NOTE: This workshop is closed to new registration.
  • Supporting and Teaching Windows with JAWS: Saint Petersburg, FL - June 26 through 29
  • ZoomText University: Dallas, TX - July 26 and 27
  • Script Development with JAWS: Washington, DC - August 28 through 31
  • ZoomText Fusion 11 University: Portland, OR - October 12 and 13
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JAWS and MAGic Certifications

The JAWS® and MAGic® Certification programs are online knowledge-based exams for consultants, trainers, agency staff, and JAWS and MAGic users. Their purpose is to:

  • Increase product knowledge
  • Expand your skills
  • Create awareness of the free training resources available within JAWS and MAGic online
  • Help JAWS and MAGic trainers and consultants validate their product understanding
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Training Downloads Page

The Training Downloads page is your one-stop source for finding many of the free DAISY and MP3 training materials we have available.

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Window-Eyes to JAWS Tutorials

To help you with the transition from Window-Eyes to JAWS for Windows screen reader software, we have created tutorials to get you started. These tutorials are available as MP3 audio files and Microsoft Word documents.

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