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JAWS 6.0 is Shipping to New Purchasers and SMA Holders

(St. Petersburg, Florida, March 3, 2005) – JAWS® for Windows® 6.0, with its new state-of-the-art features, is now shipping. All single and multi-user Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) holders will receive the free upgrade by March 15, 2005. JAWS 6.0 has been loaded with new, never-before-seen features designed to make screen reading more flexible and powerful for users at home, work, and in educational settings. Some of the top features are:

  • JAWS Basic Training in DAISY format, the worldwide standard for accessible text and audio material. To read it, we even provide a demo of Freedom Scientific’s new DAISY reader, FSReader.
  • The ability to assign Custom Text Labels to almost any HTML element, including links, controls on forms, and even images.
  • Skim Reading to quickly locate and read sentences or paragraphs containing user definable text. This feature works in all applications, including the Web with Internet Explorer.
See the full list of new features on the What’s New in JAWS 6.0 Web page.

“For the past 10 years, JAWS has been the leader in screen reading innovation,” said Eric Damery, Vice President, Product Management Software. “The release of JAWS 6.0 with all its advanced features is a first-rate way to observe the milestone anniversary of this essential software for the visually impaired.”

Single-user SMA holders will receive JAWS 6.0 with the new Internet License Manager (ILM). Multi-user customers will receive instructions for how to transition to ILM.

Those who wish to purchase an upgrade to JAWS 6.0 or renew an SMA may contact Freedom Scientific Sales or their local authorized dealer.

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Freedom Scientific is the world's leading manufacturer of assistive technology products for the blind and products for the special education and learning disability markets.

Freedom Scientific® and JAWS® are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries.

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