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Freedom Scientific Announces Keyboard for Low Vision Computer Users

Specialized for MAGic Screen Magnification Software

(St. Petersburg, Florida - February 28, 2011)

Freedom Scientific today announced a powerful new keyboard, developed for users of its MAGic® screen magnification software.

The keyboard is in U.S. English with bold, high-contrast keys, and provides convenient, one-touch access to commonly used MAGic and JAWS® commands. Features include:

  • Bold, high-contrast keys
  • Scroll wheel to control magnification level
  • 22 dedicated keys to instantly start MAGic and provide quick access to the most-used MAGic features
  • A reduced learning curve for easy training
  • Benefits for JAWS users, with or without MAGic
  • Dedicated keys for functions such as speech rate, Research It, the links list, and more
  • Three keys reserved for user assignment to favorite MAGic functions, applications, documents, or Web pages, so they're only a key press away

Dusty Voorhees, Senior Product Manager at Freedom Scientific, says, "Current and future MAGic users will benefit from the ease of use of the large print keyboard.

"In addition to the distinctive, high visibility keys, users will appreciate the dedicated keys for commonly used functions. This will provide a much simpler experience than remembering keyboard commands involving modifier keys and will reduce the learning curve for new users considerably."

The keyboard will also be of benefit to users of Freedom Scientific's JAWS screen reading software, either when it is used stand-alone or in conjunction with MAGic. For instance, right next to the arrow keys, the keyboard provides one-touch access for adjusting your speech rate. There are also single keys for the links list, Research It, and other common JAWS functions.

The keyboard will sell for $79.00. It will be available at the CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference to be held in San Diego in mid-March.

Special Introductory Price

The MAGic Large Print Keyboard is offered at the special introductory price of $59.00 through August 1, 2011. The product will begin shipping in early April.

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Since 2015, Freedom Scientific is part of VFO™. VFO has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through VFO's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Freedom Scientific® and its products are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.