Paid Webinar Schedule and Registration Page - Freedom Scientific
Welcome to the paid Webinar e-Learning page from Freedom Scientific. Learn to use JAWS® screen reading software, MAGic® screen magnification software, PAC Mate Omni™ accessible Pocket PC, and more from the convenience of your home or office.
JAWS Tip: This page and several other pages on the Freedom Scientific Web site are divided into regions for ease of navigation. JAWS users can press SEMICOLON or SHIFT+SEMICOLON to move from the beginning of one region to another. In addition, you may explore the structure of regions on a page and navigate by using the list of regions with INSERT+CTRL+SEMICOLON. Once you move to the region desired, try pressing H to move by heading within each region to find the different topics within that region. Press SHIFT+H to move backward by heading.
Paid Webinar Schedule at a Glance
- JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Trainers, Lessons One through Twelve, February 4 - March 13, $49
- Word 2013 with JAWS, April 3, 8, and 10, $29
- Outlook 2013 with JAWS, May 8, 13, and 15, $29
- Excel 2013 with JAWS, June 12, 17, and 19, $29
- PowerPoint 2013 with JAWS, July 10, 15, and 17, $29
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Paid Webinar Schedule
JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Trainers
February 4 - March 13
- Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (16:00 GMT)
- Cost: $49
- Level: Intermediate to advanced
- Length: Twelve one hour lessons
- Exam offered (optional): Yes
- Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded: 1.2
NOTE: This workshop assumes familiarity with using JAWS or MAGic in the Webinar training room. Before taking this workshop, participants should complete the free Webinar Training Room Orientation.
TIP: Did you know that if you miss a Webinar, a link to the archive of the Webinar will be sent to you if you register? That way, you can make up the Webinar at a later date. Would you like to join a series of Webinars already in progress? You can register at any time, review the archives for any lessons you missed, and join a series of Webinars already in progress.
By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to using JAWS from the keyboard:
Lesson One, Introduction, Starting JAWS and Defining Hot Keys, February 4
Begin with a discussion of the workshop objectives and agenda. Learn to start JAWS from the desktop, start menu, and run dialog box. Set up a hot key to launch JAWS.
Lesson Two, JAWS Training Materials and FSReader, February 6
"How do I get started with JAWS?" The answer is there are three main JAWS training resources available to you and your students. Learn how to use FSReader, the free DAISY reader that is included with JAWS, to read and get the most out of our training materials.
Lesson Three, JAWS Startup Wizard and Changing Settings Temporarily, February 11
Use the JAWS Startup Wizard to adjust settings quickly. Have you ever wished you could slow down (or speed up) the voice rate of JAWS on a computer so you could understand it more easily? Many settings in JAWS can be adjusted temporarily, without having to go into different managers or configuration dialog boxes. Learn the quick and easy way to change settings without making the changes permanent.
Lesson Four, Braille and JAWS Utilities Menu Overview, February 13
Learn how to install a braille display and make changes to braille settings. Like many other JAWS settings, braille settings can be made permanently or on a temporary basis. Look at a couple of items in the JAWS Utilities menu that end-users may want to change.
Lesson Five, JAWS Help Menu, Help System, Screen Sensitive Help, Application Help, and More, February 18
Learn how to use the resources in the JAWS Help menu, including the JAWS Help system. JAWS has a wealth of help information built into it. Learn how and where to access the information you need quickly and easily.
Lesson Six, JAWS Program Group, Including Braille Viewer, and HJPad, February 20
Learn about the resources available in the JAWS Program Group. HJPad is a free word processor complete with a spell checker that ships with JAWS. It has several practice dialog boxes and tools that are useful for teaching Windows concepts, as well as physical and functional descriptions of many common Windows controls. Braille Viewer is great for interpreting what is on a refreshable braille display, whether a physical braille display is attached or not. Other items of discussion include exploring where user and shared settings are maintained, and other tools such as Internet License Manager authorization viewer, using PAC Mate desktop to allow a PAC Mate user to control a computer, settings packager to share user settings among students, and more.
Lesson Seven, Basic JAWS Screen Reading Keys and Cursors Used with JAWS, February 25
Reading the screen is done by pressing keys on the numeric keypad, or NUM PAD, sometimes in combination with other keys on the keyboard. Discussion includes using three primary cursors with JAWS: the PC cursor, the JAWS cursor, and the virtual cursor. There may be times when a JAWS user can only access something on the screen with a mouse by pointing and clicking. The JAWS cursor is the answer. On Web pages and in PDF documents, the virtual cursor is used for reading, but the PC cursor is used when filling in forms.
Lesson Eight, Cut, Copy, and Paste from the Keyboard and In Different Environments, February 27
Practice using Windows keyboard commands as well as JAWS commands used for manipulating text. Be able to copy and paste text from not only word processing programs, but from a virtual environment where no visible cursor exists, and in some cases, where no visible text exists.
Lesson Nine, JAWS Dictionary Manager, March 4
The JAWS Dictionary Manager is useful for pronouncing words or phrases that a speech synthesizer may not pronounce correctly. You also have the ability to create rules applying to specific languages, synthesizers, or voices.
Lesson Ten, JAWS and HTML, including PlaceMarkers and Navigation Quick Keys, March 6
Learn about navigation quick keys, the list of links, the list of headings, and PlaceMarkers. General navigation in Internet Explorer is discussed.
Lesson Eleven, Tables and Forms with JAWS on the Web, March 11
Information is often entered using forms, and output is often presented in tabular format dynamically on the Web. Learn how to use the JAWS auto forms mode, and be able to interact with forms in Web pages or PDF documents. Learn JAWS table reading keystrokes, and learn how JAWS reads row and column headers and more.
Lesson Twelve, Custom Labels on the Web and Prompt Creator, March 13
JAWS allows you to assign custom text labels to almost any HTML element that you can move to by pressing the TAB key in Internet Explorer and Web-based documents. These elements include text links, graphic links, form fields, and buttons. You can also label images on Web pages. Learn to use this feature to customize the elements of any Web page to help you navigate the page, reduce verbosity, compensate for incomplete or poorly labeled elements, and similar functions. Prompt Creator is used to label form fields or other controls and can provide tutor messages in a non-HTML program environment.
Word 2013 with JAWS
April 3, 8, and 10
By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to Word 2013 from the keyboard with JAWS and MAGic:
Word 2013 Part One, Introduction
- Introduction to Word
- Explore the ribbon and ribbon groups
- The Backstage view in Word
- Setting Word preferences
- Change the default document template
- Create, retrieve, and save documents
- Spell check
- Grammar check
- Show Readability Statistics
- Use JAWS navigation quick keys in Word
- Different letter formats, including business and informal
- Add an envelope to your letter
Word 2013 Part Two
- Quickly Change the default document template
- Create templates for styles and modify styles - ancillary documentation
- Set and use bookmarks
- Navigate between task panes, ribbon, status bar, and document area
- Use JAWS Quick Settings
- Create a sample APA (American Psychological Association) style manuscript, including:
- Title page
- Running head
- Page numbers
- Abstract page
- References page
Word 2013 Part Three
- Insert images into a document
- Size and manipulate images or the text around them
- Add alternative text to images
- Create and modify tables
- Use the bookmark feature to have row and column headers read for JAWS users
- Contextual tabs on the ribbon
- Track changes
Outlook 2013 with JAWS
May 8, 13, and 15
By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to Outlook 2013 from the keyboard with JAWS and MAGic:
Outlook 2013 Part One
- Introduction to Outlook
- Outlook preferences (autocorrect options, mail format, editor options, spelling options), and address book basics
- Navigation using the ribbon in the main program window and in messages
- Create, send, receive, and delete messages
- Address Book
- Use the Automatic Replies feature (Out of Office) in the backstage view (only applies if you use Microsoft Exchange in an office environment)
- Selecting messages for moving to a folder or deletion
- Create and use folders
- JAWS Help for Microsoft Outlook
Outlook 2013 Part Two
- Send and receive e-mail with attachments
- Use the Quick Access Toolbar to assign keystrokes to simplify both tasks
- Meeting requests
- Calendar navigation
Outlook 2013 Part Three
- Read complicated or difficult e-mails in the browser
- JAWS navigation quick keys for reading HTML-based e-mail
- Instant search feature to find e-mails that contain words or phrases
Excel 2013 with JAWS
June 12, 17, and 19
By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to Excel 2013 from the keyboard with JAWS and MAGic:
Excel 2013 Part One
- Describe the Excel user interface
- Create, open, and save workbooks
- Rename worksheets
- Add or rearrange worksheets
- The Define Name feature in Excel
- Insert and read comments
- Go To dialog box
- Navigation in a worksheet
- Editing text
- Create row and column headers that are built in to the workbook and read automatically for JAWS or MAGic users
Excel 2013 Part Two
- Use AutoSum
- Create a chart
- Move a chart
- Change chart types
- Insert hyperlinks for navigation within worksheet or workbook
- Create monitored cells
- JAWS-specific Excel features
- MAGic-specific Excel features
Excel 2013 Part Three
- Add or edit chart titles
- Data validation and input messages
- Create a dropdown list
- Create an input message
- Error handling using the error alert page
- Create a date input field
- Fill in a series
- Unlock cells
- Protect a worksheet
- Sort data
PowerPoint 2013 with JAWS
July 10, 15, and 17
By the end of this workshop you will understand, be able to discuss, and/or perform the following tasks as they relate to PowerPoint 2013 from the keyboard with JAWS and MAGic:
PowerPoint 2013 Part One
- Introduction to PowerPoint
- Create, open, and save presentations
- Add new slides, delete or rearrange slides
- Move between object placeholders, different types of placeholders
- Add text to placeholders
- Add images to placeholders
- Add alternative text to images
- Add background color to a series of slides
- Add a sound to the presentation
PowerPoint 2013 Part Two
- Use animation effects to fly in bullet points
- Optimize the animation effects for the most effective presentation
- Set a WAV file to play after a set amount of time
PowerPoint 2013 Part Three
- Edit the Slide Master to create a new slide layout
- Add two more slides to the presentation
- Insert images with alternate text
- Add speaker's notes to slides, not accessible, but use workaround
- Outline view
- Thumbnail view
- Present the slide show
- Handouts for the audience using export to Microsoft Word
- Use JAWS to hear speaker's notes during presentation (tips for JAWS users on how to present)
By popular request we are making archives of previously held paid Webinar training available for purchase. The benefits of purchasing archived training include:
- Take the lessons any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- You don't have to wait for the next live class to begin.
- Contact the instructor with any questions by e-mail or phone.
- Optionally, you may also take the online exams for each Webinar. Earn a score of 80% or higher and receive a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
THERE IS AN ADDED BONUS. Anyone who purchases paid archives of our training may also attend the same Webinar at no charge the next time it is held live. Meet your training needs now, and also get a free refresher course later in the year the next time the same Webinar is held. (Free attendance is limited to the next scheduled time the same Webinar is held.)
Choose this link for a list of topics covered in and descriptions of the paid training Webinars and archives.
Choose any of the following links to purchase archives of paid training:
NOTE: When you choose these links, you are directed to our online store. Please allow one business day after you place an order in the online store for sales processing. Once the order has gone through the sales process, the Training Department will send you an e-mail with links to the recorded archive and documentation, along with instructions on how to use the archives.
- Microsoft Office 2010 Overview and Introduction archive, in the Free Webinar Archives
- Word 2010 paid archive, $29
- Outlook 2010 paid archive, $29
- Excel 2010 paid archive, $29
- PowerPoint 2010 paid archive, $29
- Mail Merge in Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 archive, in the Free Webinar archives
- Using JAWS to Test Web Page and Document Accessibility paid archive, $29
- JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Trainers paid archive, $49
- Office 2007 Overview and Introduction archive, in the Free Webinar archives
- Word 2007 paid archive, $29
- Outlook 2007 paid archive, $29
- Excel 2007 paid archive, $29
- PowerPoint 2007 paid archive, $29
- Introduction to Accessible HTML Tables paid archive, $19
- Introduction to Accessible HTML Forms paid archive, $19
- Writing Scripts for Web Pages with JAWS and MAGic paid archive, $19
- Getting the Most Out of Script Utility Mode paid archive, $19
Contact the Freedom Scientific Training Department
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Contact us at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000, extension 1016 or 4001
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