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Google Docs with JAWS and MAGic, August 12 - 26, 2015

Join us in this webinar to learn how to use JAWS with Google Docs to create documents in the cloud. We also look at how braille works with Google Docs, keyboard commands, and more.

Register for Google Docs with JAWS and MAGic, August 12 - 26, 2015

Archived Webinars

Target with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 07/01/2015

The website has a variety of features that make online shopping using JAWS a positive experience. Topics in this lesson include searching for items, managing a shopping cart, and purchasing items in the cart. We also explore the features of specifically developed for screen reading software. Joining us is a member of the Target accessibility team as we discuss Target's commitment to an accessible online shopping experience.

Facebook with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 07/31/2015

Join us for this two-part Webinar series to learn more about using JAWS to access the Facebook website.

JAWS Tool Belt, Archived 06/05/2015

JAWS screen reading software is SO much more than just a screen reader! It includes several powerful tools that help make you more productive and efficient, whether your'e at home, school, or work.

Webinar Training Room Orientation, Archived 05/06/2015

This is an overview of how the training room and Freedom Scientific webinars work. It includes instruction on how to get JAWS help for the training room, and how to use the JAWS list of headings, links, and navigation quick keys in the browser window

FSReader 3 with JAWS, Archived 04/08/2015

The Basic Training for JAWS and other training materials are in DAISY format. You can listen to and read the training modules by using the FSReader DAISY reader included with JAWS. You can also download training materials directly in FSReader using the JAWS Training Table of Contents located in the File menu. If there is an updated book available, FSReader automatically notifies you to download and install it. Use standard JAWS reading commands to read through the text in the DAISY books or press CTRL+P to listen to the narrated audio. Learn how to maximize your FSReader 3 experience in this webinar.

iTunes 12 with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 03/27/2015

Join us to learn about changes in iTunes version 12 and how they relate to using iTunes with JAWS or MAGic. Learn about the popular BlindTunes scripts and how they can enhance your experience using iTunes and JAWS.

BrailleIn with JAWS, Archived 03/11/2015

Take command of your computer, laptop/netbook, or Windows based tablet from your braille display. Using the JAWS BrailleIn feature, not only can you read contracted braille output from your computer, but you can use the Perkins-style braille keyboard on the braille display to enter text in contracted braille. You can also fully control your computer right from the braille display. Learn how BrailleIn makes your braille display the only input/output device you need to use your computer to its full potential.

Using Mozilla Thunderbird with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 02/25/2015

Mozilla® Thunderbird® is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. It is also very accessible from the keyboard and works well with JAWS and MAGic. We take a quick tour of Thunderbird, including set-up and basic functions, in this webinar.

Frame Viewer with JAWS, Archived 12/17/2014

Do you know what the Frame Viewer in JAWS is for? The Frame Viewer is a powerful tool, but many people are not familiar with what it is and how it can be used.

Speech History with JAWS, Archived 12/03/2014

For years, braille users have had a mode where the braille display would show the exact information spoken by the speech synthesizer. You can also pan the braille display back to review the last 50 spoken items. The New Speech History feature in JAWS 15 extends this functionality to users who rely on speech more than braille.

Using the Word 2013 Navigation Pane with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 11/19/2014

In this webinar you will learn to use the Word 2013 navigation pane for search results, headings, and more.

MathML with JAWS, Archived 11/05/2014

MathML is a language for including mathematical content on Web pages, enabling browsers to present math equations and formulas as they would appear on paper. JAWS provides spoken, natural language descriptions of MathML expressions, using the same terms a teacher would use to explain them in a classroom. There is a written, visual language of math, described by MathML. However, there is also a spoken language used when people discuss math problems. Students will benefit from hearing JAWS describe mathematical expressions as their teachers and peers do.

Using JAWS with Firefox, Archived 10/22/2014

Learn how to use JAWS with the Firefox web browser. Topics include transferring settings from Internet Explorer to Firefox, browsing web pages, working with bookmarks, enabling sounds, and downloading files.

New in JAWS 16, Archived 10/08/2014

Join us as we discuss several of the new features in JAWS 16 in this free Webinar series. Be among the first to hear the details about the new features of JAWS 16.

  • JAWS Command Search
  • Enhanced Convenient OCR for PDF Documents, Semi-Auto Forms Mode
  • JAWS touch screen, People app, Reading List

Braille and Android Devices, Archived 09/03/2014

Learn how to use the Focus Blue line of braille displays with your Android devices.

The New File Explorer in Windows 8 and Demonstrating Its Use with JAWS, Archived 08/21/2014

A discussion and demonstration of File Explorer in Windows 8 with JAWS. This webinar is being presented in partnership with EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information). The registration button takes you to the EASI Web site to register for this free webinar, which will be presented by Freedom Scientific in the EASI accessible online training room.

JAWS and MAGic Reading Commands and Cursors Used by JAWS, Archived 08/20/2014

Learn the basics of reading the screen with the three primary cursors used by JAWS.

Windows 8 and Help with JAWS, Archived 07/24/2014

Many people are afraid of switching over to Windows 8. It is actually a very good program to use, and very easy to use with the keyboard and screen readers. We show you how to navigate and use the basics in this webinar, including a discussion of the Start screen, finding all programs, searching for programs and settings, accessing the Charms bar, shutdown options, Internet Explorer app vs. desktop version, and more.

PDF Document Reading and Strategies with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 05/02/2014

This two-part webinar demonstrates how to read PDF documents using JAWS and MAGic

File Explorer in Windows 8, Archived 06/19/2013

File Explorer has changed again with Windows 8. This webinar shows the new layout, and demonstrates how to use tab order in the File Explorer window and in the Ribbons, how to navigate, how to use the View settings, and how to create a folder and move files.

Surf's Up! Surfing the Internet with JAWS and MAGic!, Archived 03/26/2014

Learn to use JAWS® screen reading software and MAGic® screen magnification software to read and navigate the Internet.

LinkedIn with JAWS: Tips and Tricks for a Better Experience, Archived 02/05/2014

Learn how to use JAWS with LinkedIn, including how to create and edit your account, how to use the inbox, and how to set placemarkers, search, and hide advertisement frames

Facebook and JAWS: Tips and Tricks for a Better Experience, Archived 01/22/2014

Learn how to use JAWS with Facebook. Topics include differences between Facebook and Facebook mobile sites, plus how to navigate, post a status update, comment on a post, and use your email program to respond to Facebook posts

Skype with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 12/10/2013

Learn how to use JAWS and MAGic with Skype, including downloading and configuring Skype, calling a phone number or another Skype user, and handling calls.

Getting the Most out of Flexible Web, Archived 12/04/2013

Learn how to use Flexible Web, first introduced in JAWS 14. Flexible Web enables you to take more control of Web pages by allowing you to quickly find the content you are looking for, as well as hide content that interrupts the reading experience. This webinar demonstrates how to start and customize Flexible Web, and how to create rules for different scenarios.

Introduction to Office 2013 with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 11/26/2013

This overview of Office 2013 with JAWS and MAGic will cover the important aspects of Office 2013. Topics include navigation for the ribbons and task panes, KeyTips, the Quick Access Toolbar, contextual tabs, dialog launches, and differences between what is presented on the ribbon for Word, Excel, and Outlook.

New in JAWS 15, Archived 10/30/2013

In this series of Webinars we take a look at several of the new features in JAWS 15.

  • Touch Gestures and Touch Screens
  • FSReader 3
  • Advanced Touch Gestures

Simple Word Forms with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 08/14/2013

This webinar teaches how to create accessible forms in Microsoft Word from the keyboard with JAWS and MAGic. Learn how to use the Developer Tab in Word, how to create different types of form controls, fill out forms, and use Bookmarks in Word to make it easier to navigate forms.

Column and Row Titles in Excel and Word for JAWS and MAGic, Archived 07/31/2013

This webinar teaches how to create accessible column and row headers in Microsoft Excel and Word documents from the keyboard using JAWS and MAGic. The webinar will cover using the Define Name feature in Excel, using the bookmark feature in Word, setting up repeating header rows in Word, and how to use JAWS table layer keystrokes to navigate tables in many programs and environments.

Using Apps with JAWS 15 in Windows 8, Archived 08/07/2013

Learn about using apps with Windows 8 and JAWS 15, including using the new Touch Cursor. The webinar includes instructions for how to use the News, Sports, and Weather apps, plus how to use the Windows App Store.

The Simplicity of using Tablets - the Power of JAWS 15, Archived 07/24/2013

The Simplicity of using Tablets - The Power of JAWS 15

Speech and Sounds Manager, Archived 07/17/2013

Learn how to use the Speech and Sounds Manager in JAWS, including the functionality of the built-in schemes, plus how to create, save, and use a custom scheme.

Voice Profiles with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 07/16/2013

This webinar teaches how to use voice profiles with JAWS and MAGic. The lesson includes how to use the Voice Adjustment dialog box to create voice profiles for different activities, including settings for different languages, synthesizers, and punctuation levels, along with the more well-known settings for speech rate and pitch.

TypeAbility for JAWS and MAGic, Typing Tutor, Archived 06/26/2013

TypeAbility is a typing and computer tutor for JAWS and MAGic. This webinar shows how to use TypeAbility. It explores different types of lessons, including keyboarding, games, dictation, and academic quizzes. It also includes an overview of the Teacher's Mode, how to create your own lessons, and how to use the progress reports.

Internet Explorer 10 with JAWS, Archived 03/13/2013

Learn how to use Internet Explorer 10 with JAWS. Topics include system requirements, upgrading, performance and standards, plus using the Desktop version in Windows 8 and using the spellcheck feature. We will also cover keyboard shortcuts to make the Internet Explorer experience more efficient.

Windows 8 with JAWS, Archived 02/13/2013

This webinar teaches how to use Windows 8 with JAWS. Topics include using the Start screen, searching for programs and settings, accessing the Charms bar, shutdown options, and changes in Internet Explorer with Windows 8.

ARIA Controls and Menus with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 12/12/2012

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) controls and menus are appearing more and more on the Internet. Learn how to interact with these controls using JAWS, learn about regions and how they can help make navigation easier, and learn about the JAWS virtual buffer and forms mode.

Windows Live Mail with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 11/28/2012

Learn how to use Windows Live Mail in this webinar. Learn how to navigate the Inbox, open and read messages, including attachments, and create new messages.

Dictionary Manager in JAWS and MAGic, Archived 10/31/2012

Learn about the Dictionary Manager feature in JAWS, including changing the phonetic pronunciation of a word and changing the language in which a word is spoken.

Using Your iDevice with the Focus Braille Displays, Archived 10/10/2012

Learn how to use the Focus Blue Braille displays with an Apple iDevice, including pairing the Braille display with your device, using help mode, and shortcut key references.

PLEXTALK: Creating recordings and voice memos, Archived 09/25/2012

This webinar discusses how to create and play voice memos on the PLEXTALK Pocket.

New in JAWS 14, Archived 11/07/2012

In this series of Webinars we take a look at several of the new features in JAWS 14.

  • Vocalizer Direct and Windows 8
  • Flexible Web
  • Text Analyzer

New in MAGic 12, Archived 10/30/2012

In this series of Webinars we take a look at several of the new features in MAGic 12.

  • New Features in MAGic 12 Screen Magnification Software
  • Speech On Demand & Other Items on the Speech Tab Page
  • Skim Reading and Research It

JAWS and Webmail Applications Best Practices, Archived 08/29/2012

Learn about using JAWS with popular webmail applications such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail. Learn about basic HTML view, how to locate messages in the Inbox, and how to use JAWS placemarkers and table-reading commands to help read web-based email.

Windows Explorer: Managing Files and Folders, Archived 06/27/2012

Learn how to use JAWS or MAGic with Windows Explorer to manage files and folders. Topics include how locating the Documents folder, opening directly to a folder, the context menu, and working with ZIP files.

JAWS Techniques for Examining Text Formatting, Archived 06/20/2012

Learn how to use JAWS to examine documents for text formatting. Topics include useful JAWS keystrokes, options in JAWS Quick Settings, using Text Analyzer, and working with the Speech and Sounds Manager.

Using JAWS Tandem for Troubleshooting and Training, Archived 06/13/2012

JAWS Tandem allows you to access another computer running JAWS, so that you can provide hands-on technical support, write scripts from a distance, or perform remote JAWS training. This webinar teaches you how to use JAWS Tandem, including starting, running, and ending sessions. We will also discuss safety and other considerations during sessions.

Using JAWS with Popular Antivirus Software, Archived 06/06/2012

Antivirus programs often display information that cannot be easily read aloud. This webinar provides tips for reading information in antivirus programs, including using the JAWS cursor and virtualizing the window. The webinar also includes information about Microsoft Security Essentials and several antivirus tools, including Avast!, AVG, and VIPRE.

JAWS Certification: What it is and how do I prepare for it?, Archived 05/16/2012

Learn how to prepare for the JAWS Certification Exam, including how the exam works, what resources are available, and what to study. There is a live demonstration and practice included.

Internet Explorer 9 with JAWS, Archived 04/25/2012

Learn about using JAWS with Internet Explorer 9, including system requirements, changes from previous versions, the Download Manager, the Notification Bar, and new and changed keystrokes from previous versions.

Using the PLEXTALK Pocket to read books from NLS, Bookshare, and Learning Ally, Archived 02/02/2012

This webinar discusses how to create and play voice memos on the PLEXTALK Pocket.

Internet and Computer Security with JAWS, Archived 01/25/2012

This webinar discusses how to better understand computer security and better protect yourself against malicious activity. We will explore common terms used, how to use the Windows User Account Control (UAC), the Windows Update feature, and Internet Explorer security features.

Windows Explorer with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 12/13/2011

This introductory webinar explores how to use JAWS and MAGic in Windows Explorer to access files. Topics include opening Explorer, creating and moving files and folders, rearranging the list view, and how to create a desktop shortcut to open a specific folder.

Windows 7 Basics with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 12/06/2011

Learn how to use Windows 7 with JAWS and MAGic. Topics include navigating the Start menu, changing Start menu and Taskbar properties, using the Control Panel, maximizing windows, accessing the volume controls, and uninstalling programs.

Office 2010 Overview and Introduction, Archived 11/24/2011

Microsoft Office 2010 Overview and Introduction

New in JAWS 13, Archived 09/05/2012

In this series of Webinars we take a look at several of the new features in JAWS 13.

  • Table Layer Keystrokes and Results Viewer
  • Quick Settings
  • Convenient OCR

Getting Help with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 01/18/2011

Learn about the help systems in JAWS and MAGic. Topics include using the help systems and context-sensitive help messages, using JAWS or MAGic to display keystroke lists, and reading the built-in DAISY books that come with the free FSReader application.

PLEXTALK Pocket and Freedom Scientific Training Materials, Archived 10/12/2011

This two-part webinar series introduces the PLEXTALK Pocket portable DAISY reader and recorder. Part Two discusses installing books on your computer, using the SD card to copy and store books, and tips for navigating the books.

PLEXTALK Pocket, an Introduction, Archived 10/11/2011

This two-part webinar series introduces the PLEXTALK Pocket portable DAISY reader and recorder. Part One discusses the layout and design of PLEXTALK Pocket, the types of files it can play, basic playing commands, how to record a voice memo, and using the menus.

Focus 40 Blue, Archived 09/15/2011

This series of two webinars discusses using the Focus 40 Blue Braille Display. Topics for this webinar include the physical layout and design, connecting the display to your computer, reading text, moving the cursor, using the navigation row and cursor routing buttons, and changing basic Braille options.

Research It, Archived 08/23/2011

Learn how to use the Research It feature in JAWS. Topics include what Research It is and how to use it, how to start Research It, and how to change the primary look-up source.

Mail Merge in Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010, Archived 06/09/2011

Learn about using Mail Merge with JAWS and MAGic. Topics include how to work with data files and contact lists, how to connect blank documents to data files, and how to create a form letter with merge fields.

New in JAWS 12, Archived 11/05/2011

In this series of Webinars we take a look at several of the new features in JAWS 12.

  • Virtual Ribbon Menu Feature
  • Settings Center
  • Text Analyzer

Strategies for Navigating Difficult Web Pages with JAWS, Archived 05/03/2011

Learn how to navigate difficult web pages using JAWS, including pages that refresh automatically, work with improperly tagged images, and develop strategies to quickly find what you are looking for on a web page. We will also discuss using the JAWS cursor to find and click items where keyboard accessibility is minimal or lacking altogether.

PAC Mate Omni - A settings Overview, Archived 03/29/2011

This webinar demonstrates how to use settings in the PAC Mate Omni accessible Pocket PC, including the layout of the Settings dialog box, changing verbosity settings, modifying sounds and notifications, changing Braille display options, and changing JAWS voice options.

Leveraging the Freedom Scientific Web Site, Archived 03/24/2011

Learn how to leverage the Freedom Scientific website for your needs, including how to use the navigation bars, change page color options for low vision users, use the website search features, access the online store, explore the Training Headquarters, and get online technical support information.

OpenBook, Archived 09/27/2011

This two-part series introduces OpenBook, the scanning and reading program. Topics include how to open and edit documents, how to acquire or scan single or multi-page documents, create and modify workflows, and change settings.

PAC Mate Omni: FSEdit Basics, Archived 02/15/2011

This webinar demonstrates how to use FSEdit in the PAC Mate Omni. Topics include how to create, save, and open documents using FSEdit, how to use the dictionary and spell checker, how to mark text for highlighting, and how to change the document formatting.

PAC Mate Omni - An Introduction , Archived 10/05/2010

This webinar demonstrates the PAC Mate Omni accessible Pocket PC, including how the PAC Mate differs from a laptop computer, what keyboard options are available, and what types of peripheral devices can be used with PAC Mate.

Office 2007 Orientation and Overview, Archived 09/09/2010

Learn about how to use JAWS and MAGic with Office 2007, including navigation techniques for the ribbons and task panes, the Office menu, the Quick Access

Basics of Scripting, Archived 10/29/2009

This series of three webinars teacher the basics of scripting for JAWS.

  • Keyboard Manager
  • What Are Scripts?
  • Script Manager