FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bryan Carver, Inside Sales Director
Media Contact: Jeff Collins
Freedom Scientific Inc.
Blind/Low Vision Group
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
1-800-444-4443 or 1-727-803-8000
info at FreedomScientific.com
Freedom Scientific releases JAWS® for Windows 5.0
(St. Petersburg, Florida
October 9, 2003) – Freedom Scientific today announced that it has
released the much-anticipated JAWS® for Windows 5.0 upgrade. JAWS
5.0, a revolutionary breakthrough in Windows screen reading technology,
has been posted to the Freedom Scientific Web site. Shipping will begin
prior to the end of October for all new orders and JAWS customers who
have an SMA.
This new upgrade is
stocked with new features and functions. Among the many key additions
are PlaceMarkers and the Speech and Sounds Manager. Both user definable
tools promise to create more professional and educational opportunities
for JAWS users.
JAWS users enhanced navigation of their favorite Web sites and documents
that will utilize Freedom Scientific's Virtual Cursor Technology. Through
a simple interface, users can add, name, navigate and remove permanent
or temporary PlaceMarkers that can be passed from one user to another.
The new Speech and
Sounds Manager is the first of its kind and gives users an opportunity
to modify how contextual information is conveyed. Examples of this exciting
advancement include setting JAWS to speak bolded text or quotes in a different
voice or announce a meaningful message for italicized, colored and underlined
text. JAWS users also can set a particular sound to indicate cursor focus,
capitalization and indents.
Scientific JAWS team has been very busy during the past year and our customers
are going to recognize it," said Eric Damery, Freedom Scientific
Vice President of Software Product Management.
JAWS 5.0 builds on
its reputation as the most advanced screen reader in the world. In addition
to its major developments, JAWS 5.0 allows users to personalize settings
for specific Web sites and switch languages on the fly. Now it's possible
to review forms in a separate field just like JAWS users have been able
to do with links and headings. Users will benefit even further with our
complete overhaul of support for Accessible Java applications in JAWS
For more information
and a complete listing of what's new in JAWS 5.0, please visit www.freedomscientific.com.
To reserve your copy
of JAWS 5.0, contact your local dealer, or call the Freedom Scientific
sales department at (800) 444-4443 or (727) 803-8000.
is the world's leading manufacturer of assistive technology products for
those who are blind and vision impaired, and products for the special
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