Training Downloads

The Training Downloads page is your one-stop source for finding many of the free training materials we have available. Find that DAISY training book or MP3 file you are looking for. Find training for multiple products in one place, instead of having to search through several different product pages. Please take advantage of all of the training information and materials we have posted here. We hope you will come back often to see what is new.

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What's New on this Page?

This first section quickly shows the newest training materials from the Training department at Freedom Scientific.

File Explorer in Windows 8 (DAISY)

File Explorer in Windows 8 (MP3)

What's New in JAWS 15 (DAISY)

What's New in JAWS 15 (MP3)

JAWS Training Downloads

The files in this section are for JAWS training. MAGic and PAC Mate training are listed in separate sections on this page.

NOTE: The Basic Training for JAWS beginning with JAWS version 13 and later is generic, and is not specific to any particular version of JAWS. The lessons teach concepts and as time goes on, both JAWS and Windows will change. Also, your computer, as well as your version of JAWS, may be configured differently than the ones used in the Basic Training. Therefore what you hear on your computer could vary slightly from what you hear in the Basic Training. For example, newer modules may use Windows 8, and some of you may still be using Windows 7 or prior versions. You should be able to follow along just fine even if there are some slight differences. If you need training for versions prior to JAWS 13, please visit the Freedom Scientific Training Archives page.

DAISY Books for JAWS

JAWS Basic Training: the files in this section install to the proper location for FSReader DAISY reader when using JAWS.

Extra DAISY books for JAWS

MP3 Files for JAWS

The MP3 files on this page are packaged within ZIP files for downloading. After downloading them, you may extract them to any location on your computer.

JAWS Basic Training, individual MP3 files:

Extra MP3 files from DAISY books for JAWS

Miscellaneous Training Files for JAWS


MAGic Training Downloads

The files in this section are for MAGic training. JAWS and PAC Mate training are listed in separate sections on this page.

DAISY Books for MAGic

What's New in MAGic 12 in DAISY format

The Basic Training has been completely rewritten for MAGic 12. It now consists of 10 separate DAISY books in text and narrated audio format. The new Basic Training for MAGic has the latest information on all of the new features of MAGic 12, including the new user interface, and more. The files in this section install to the proper location for FSReader DAISY reader when using MAGic.

Extra DAISY books for MAGic

MP3 Files for MAGic

The MP3 files on this page are packaged within ZIP files for downloading. After downloading them, you may extract them to any location on your computer.

What's New in MAGic 12 in MP3 format

Extra MP3 files from DAISY books for MAGic

Miscellaneous Training Files for MAGic


OpenBook Training Downloads

The files in this section are for OpenBook training. JAWS, MAGic, and PAC Mate training are listed in separate sections on this page.

DAISY Books for OpenBook

MP3 Files for OpenBook


PAC Mate Training Downloads

The files in this section are for PAC Mate training. JAWS and MAGic training are listed in separate sections on this page.

DAISY books for PAC Mate

The files in this section are DAISY training books and can be read with FSReader DAISY reader. The DAISY training books can also be read with other DAISY readers. They contain both text and narrated audio. For audio only MP3 files, please go to the next section.

PAC Mate Omni QX DAISY Books

The PAC Mate Omni DAISY training books are packaged in ZIP files. Download them to a folder on your computer where you can find them afterwards. When you open one of the downloaded ZIP files you then need to extract the book contents to any folder on your hard drive or other connected storage media. Each book is contained in its own folder, with several files therein. To open a book with FSReader DAISY reader, press CTRL+O to open the File Open dialog box and use the Change Directory button to point to the location of the DAISY book folder on your computer.

PAC Mate Omni BX DAISY Books

The PAC Mate Omni DAISY training books are packaged in ZIP files. Download them to a folder on your computer where you can find them afterwards. When you open one of the downloaded ZIP files you then need to extract the book contents to any folder on your hard drive or other connected storage media. Each book is contained in its own folder, with several files therein. To open a book with FSReader DAISY reader, press CTRL+O to open the File Open dialog box and use the Change Directory button to point to the location of the DAISY book folder on your computer.

MP3 files for PAC Mate

The MP3 files on this page are packaged within ZIP files for downloading. After downloading them, you may extract them to any location on your computer. You may want to copy them to a flash card for listening to them on the PAC Mate.

PAC Mate Omni QX MP3 Modules

PAC Mate Omni BX MP3 Modules

Miscellaneous Training Files for PAC Mate


Basics of Scripting Manual and FSDN (Freedom Scientific Developer Network)


Archives of Prior Versions of Training Materials

The training archives contain older material, but you may still find them useful. For the most recent materials, please check the DAISY and MP3 materials on this page.

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