Upcoming Live Webinars
BrailleIn with JAWS,
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.Register for BrailleIn with JAWS, March 11, 2015
iTunes 12 with JAWS and MAGic,
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.Register for iTunes 12 with JAWS and MAGic, March 25, 2015
FSReader 3 with JAWS,
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.Register for FSReader 3 with JAWS, April 8, 2015
Using Mozilla Thunderbird with JAWS and MAGic,
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.
Webinar Training Room Orientation,
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
Frame Viewer with JAWS,
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,
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,
In this webinar you will learn to use the Word 2013 navigation pane for search results, headings, and more.
MathML with JAWS,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
Learn the basics of reading the screen with the three primary cursors used by JAWS.
Windows 8 and Help with JAWS,
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,
This two-part webinar demonstrates how to read PDF documents using JAWS and MAGic
File Explorer in Windows 8,
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!,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
The Simplicity of using Tablets - The Power of JAWS 15
Speech and Sounds Manager,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.
JAWS and iTunes,
Using iTunes with JAWS
ARIA Controls and Menus with JAWS and MAGic,
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,
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,
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,
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,
This webinar discusses how to create and play voice memos on the PLEXTALK Pocket.
New in JAWS 14,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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?,
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,
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,
This webinar discusses how to create and play voice memos on the PLEXTALK Pocket.
Internet and Computer Security with JAWS,
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,
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,
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,
Microsoft Office 2010 Overview and Introduction
New in JAWS 13,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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.
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,
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 ,
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,
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,
This series of three webinars teacher the basics of scripting for JAWS.
- Keyboard Manager
- What Are Scripts?
- Script Manager