Free Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

Webinar Training Room Orientation, July 30, 2014

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

Register for Webinar Training Room Orientation, July 30, 2014

Braille and Android Devices, September 3, 2014

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

Register for Braille and Android Devices, September 3, 2014

New in JAWS 16, September 10 to October 8, 2014

Join us as we discuss several of the new features in JAWS 16 in this free Webinar series. We cannot say what all of the new features to be discussed are at this time, but once JAWS 16 is released to public beta we will update all of these descriptions. Be one of the first to hear the details about the new features of JAWS 16.

Register for New in JAWS 16, September 10 to October 8, 2014

Using JAWS with Firefox, October 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.

Register for Using JAWS with Firefox, October 22, 2014

Speech History with JAWS, December 3, 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.

Register for Speech History with JAWS, December 3, 2014

Frame Viewer with JAWS, December 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.

Register for Frame Viewer with JAWS, December 17, 2014

Archived Webinars

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 04/16/2014

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.

Webinar Training Room Orientation, Archived 04/02/2014

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

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

JAWS and MAGic Reading Commands and Cursors Used by JAWS, Archived 01/15/2014

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

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 12/03/2013

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.

Simple Word Forms with JAWS and MAGic, Archived 10/02/2013

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 09/25/2013

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 09/04/2013

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 08/28/2013

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 11/22/2011

Microsoft Office 2010 Overview and Introduction

New in JAWS 13, Archived 09/02/2012

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

New in JAWS 12, Archived 11/03/2011

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

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 03/22/2011

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.

Basics of Scripting, Archived 10/29/2009

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